There are many forces at play in the market that will drive the movement to value-based care. The creation of Accountable Care Organizations is one of the major initiatives driven by the hospital and physician community. This article makes the case for the importance of leveraging community health programs that offer cost-effective, non-medical ways to prevent and improve chronic conditions. Programs that focus on fitness and nutrition are low cost and address the root causes of preventable conditions. As you evaluate new partnerships for value-based care, find out whether they are drawing on these types of resources, which could be an important key to success in improving member health and holding down cost.
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