The world of healthcare is quickly migrating from a fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement model to value-based care. But for accountable care organizations (ACOs) comprised of multiple independent providers, making the transition to value-based care can be especially complex. Working with disparate electronic medical records (EMRs) across a wide range of care settings and specialties, these organizations are finding population health management to be both critical and
To meet the changing landscape of health care, ACO leaders need to address population health challenges head on, according to Sanjay Seth, MD, executive vice president of HealthEC, a leading population health management company. Among the challenges facing ACOs as they transition to value-based models, five stand out to Seth as the most common – and the most daunting. However, his experience in the industry has shown that with the right population health partner, ACOs can overcome these challenges.