How value-based care breaks the cycle of a broken health care system
If you're just learning about value-based care, it can almost feel like it's too good to be true. But we promise it's not. Value-based care is just the next iteration of the health care system, one that's designed to break the cycle of some of the problems you may be experiencing right now. In some ways, it's a return to the earlier days of health care.
Years ago, doctors used to actually come to your home, and you would have a relationship with them. Your doctor knew your name and spent time with you. They understood your health care needs and made sure you got better. We don't have that right now. Health care has evolved into a process-based system where instead of the doctor coming to see us, we go to them. We sit in a waiting room for an hour, and when the doctor finally comes in, he/she spends just a few minutes with us. There's no time for a relationship. Unfortunately this has resulted in poor patient outcomes - in other words, we are not getting healthier.
In fact, the United States actually spends more on health care than any other country, and our results for people getting better are not even in the top 25 countries in the world. It's clear that what we're doing isn't working. The data says we need to get back to spending more time with people and building those relationships. We need to start taking care of people in a better way. That's what value-based health care does.
In a value-based health care practice, your doctor will see fewer patients, so they have more time to spend with you. Plus, instead of getting paid for how many patients they see, they'll be rewarded for helping you get better.
Does it sound too good to be true? We can see how you might think that. But once you've experienced it, we know you'll be a believer! We offer free tours at our partner locations, so you can see this kind of office for yourself. Come in to meet the care team, ask questions and determine if value-based care is right for you.
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