Congratulations! Your organization has been approved to join a value-based care payment model. Your provider contracts are signed, your attribution estimates are finalized, and you are preparing a primary care coordination strategy. Now, what comes next as you prepare for your upcoming performance year? It’s time to build out your preferred specialist network.
Fulfilling Network Needs at a High Level
Whether it is through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), the Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) Model, or any other value-based care program, an organization seeking strong performance and improved health outcomes will need to invest in a well-developed specialist network. While not a compliance requirement for value-based care programs, building out a specialist network that encompasses enough providers to adequately treat the needs of your patient population is crucial to developing the networks and pathways of care that will allow your organization to produce high quality, low cost care. This is your network’s “Amplitude”.