A value-based article in a special health insurance section of the Midlands Business Journal featured input from Dr. Hank Sakowski, UniNet Omaha medical director:
In a value-based arrangement, outcomes become the main driver for reimbursement, Sakowski said. Providers have incentive to focus on continual improvement to deliver care that is appropriate, efficient and of high quality. "In the old system duplicate care and waste are income. In a value-based arrangement they become a cost," Sakowski said. "Provider reimbursement improves as waste and unnecessary care is appropriately eliminated and the quality of care improves." Click here to view article.