Change Healthcare and ACO Partner™ announced results for the first complete plan year of its novel shared savings program with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ). Participating providers outperformed cohort across cost and quality measures, underscoring the program’s effectiveness at reducing medical costs, enhancing patient experience, and improving population health.
In addition to the news release, there is an accompanying infographic that provides a comparison of ACO Partner providers vs. out-of-network cohort on care utilization and quality metrics.
Beyond the Exam Room: The Increasing Role of the Patient Financial Experience in Access to Timely Care
Few physician practices or specialty providers have escaped the impact of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), which now account for nearly 43% of all private health plans. Out-of-pocket maximum patient responsibility increased nearly 30% between 2015 and 2017, now averaging $4,400, ...