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Value: Outcomes that matter most to Veterans

Optum stands ready to support the VA’s value management approach, which defines value as health outcomes that matter most to patients. We support many health care organizations in this endeavor, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), on the journey to value-based care.

For example, to support their goal of lowering health care costs while preserving or improving health care quality, CMS has engaged The Lewin Group, an Optum® business unit, in a variety of ways. Specifically, Lewin is participating in six evaluation and learning system contracts for CMS. These initiatives have the potential to help CMS transform health care delivery and positively impact the health of millions of Americans.

Additionally, Lewin supports CMS with its Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative, a national advanced primary care medical home model that aims to strengthen primary care through regionally based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation.  Lewin and its partners have established and manage 14 Regional Learning Networks to support nearly 3,000 practices in the United States using this model, delivering better care and promoting smarter health care spending.  

With this experience in mind, Optum can assist the VA in developing achievable plans to control costs, satisfy patient needs and deliver better health by:

  • Optimizing performance to align clinical and revenue cycle workflows for faster and more accurate payment
  • Preparing for change by redesigning care delivery models to benefit from outcomes-based reimbursement
  • Investing new capital to transform the quality and effectiveness of the care provided to patients

About the Lewin Group:

The Lewin Group is a premier national health care and human services consulting firm with nearly 50 years of experience finding answers and solving problems for leading organizations in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Learn more.


Learn more about how Optum can help the VA’s mission to improve Veteran health care.