While there are endless trends to prognosticate about in the healthcare world, one that is near impossible to quarrel with is that the push to value-based care will not only continue, but accelerate.
Amid all of the transformation, innovation and buzzwords in value-based care, one crucial area that is suspiciously absent is the emergency department. But before delving into why this may be the case, it’s worth taking a step back to look at how we got to this point.
Over the past two decades, and now exaggerated by an ongoing pandemic, healthcare has solidified itself as one of the most visible social and economic issues in the U.S. Providers and payers have traditionally focused on the payment and legal changes required to move healthcare forward. More recently, that focus has shifted to how the private sector has responded and shifted to answer new challenges.