Value-Based Care Trending for 2015

Value-Based Care Trending for 2015

“Value-based care” is trending in 2015 with pressures on providers and physicians to do more to reduce hospital readmissions, while also focusing on financial profits. To “care” for these relationships—both financially and professionally—it will be important for professionals in healthcare to be considerate of the care their patients receive, in terms of managing their care during their hospital stay, and after they are discharged. Readmissions are costly, and measures need to be taken to reduce hospital readmissions. Trending now, is “how” to do that.

As options are explored within the healthcare climate, one option that is becoming increasingly emphasized is behavioral health options. For many diseases, lifestyle plays an important role in the etiology of the disease. In other words, changing lifestyles can often lead to better health outcomes—meaning that the patient’s themselves can play an important role in improved health outcomes, leading to reduced hospital readmissions. This empowers patients to be “players” alongside their physicians to improve their health and reduce hospital readmissions. Thus, “value-based care” is a movement that, in part, gives patients greater responsibility in the outcomes of their diseases. Doing so is not only considerate of patient wellness, it can also lead to reduced costs of healthcare. It is a win-win, and a trend that is growing in 2015.