Preferred provider networks have traditionally been favored by employers for providing broad provider access to members across large geographies. However, provider networks are not necessarily built to manage costs and quality given fee-for-service reimbursement arrangements and the inability to steer to high quality providers in the network. Innovative purchasers focused on driving higher quality and lower costs in their health plans are actively seeking ways change how providers and hospitals are paid to ensure that incentives exist to lower costs and drive high quality patient outcomes.
Join us and special guest Lester Morales of Next Impact as we expose the reasons why traditional forms of healthcare purchasing are ineffective and may actually be contributing to higher plan costs. We’ll discuss alternative payment strategies that align incentives to promote greater value in the form of higher quality and lower costs for healthcare.