Why Improving Population Health Makes Financial Sense
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Guest columnist Roy Beveridge, Chief Medical Officer at Humana, focuses on the financial implications of supporting population health initiative, noting “when you think that only 10% of health outcomes, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center, are a result of the clinical care a person receives, you start thinking differently about what is needed to improve population health.” Beveridge goes on to call out that a better healthcare model - one that focuses on community and preventative health - allows consumers to spend less on their health and frees up providers to care for those who need their care the most. Beveridge says this is a “win win” for all because it results in “healthier people, improved quality and lower costs” and allows physicians to truly provide value-based care.
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