March 5, 2015

Operating at-risk represents a major (and daunting) shift for healthcare delivery organizations of all types. However, whether the model is bundled payment, population health, or accountable care, many of the key requirements are the same. Providers that invest now in developing the capabilities and infrastructure needed to take on risk will position themselves for success.

In their recently published article, Payment Reform: A Primer for Taking on Risk, Numerof & Associates’ Drs. Jill Sackman and Christen Buseman provide guidance on getting started. From defining services across the continuum (and who will deliver them) to managing variation in cost and quality and demonstrating economic and clinical value, the article succinctly covers a range of critical topics.

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