Trend to watch: Health Plans expanding risk-based contracting efforts
Are risk-based contracting arrangements between health insurers and providers here to stay? The answer can be summed up in three words: “Follow the money.”
Health plans are investing in and paying for an increasing amount of care covered by risk-based contracts. And these contracts aren’t just with the obvious accountable care organizations (ACO) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMH)—large health systems and integrated delivery networks are also engaging in various forms of risk-based contracting.
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