Provider organizations are continually working to transform the care that they deliver to their patients to reduce costs and improve quality. Growth in risk-based payment arrangements, coupled with increased requirements for quality reporting from payers such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has ramped up the pressure for providers to develop and execute a focused population health management strategy.
Are you unsure how to begin this effort? Or are you trying to determine how to advance existing initiatives? The answers may lie with your own employees. By focusing population health management efforts on your self-funded employee population, you can build a foundation of skills, solutions, and knowledge to effectively manage risk and generate more positive clinical and financial outcomes.
Our checklist, “Start at home: build a transformation strategy around your employees,” can help you both initiate and advance your accountable care efforts by putting your employee population first. Steps include:
- Know your starting point
- Connect your leadership
- Master your data
- And more