Breakthroughs: Aligning hospitals and physicians toward value

The current relationship between hospitals and physicians has been built around rewarding volume of services - not quality. That model is breaking down as reformers in Washington D.C. have hospital and physician inefficiency in their sights, with Medicare pushing toward value-based purchasing and experimenting with a payment system that rewards a system of coordinated care.

In this report, four leading hospital systems Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Sanford Health-MeritCare, SSM Health Care and Virginia Mason Medical Center share the lessons they have learned to help them:
  • Build physician input into the highest levels of the organization
  • Get physicians and administrative leaders to use the same language
  • Use more than one physician model toward the same goal
  • Start the steps to sharing risk, and rewards for quality of care

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Brett Hickman
Partner, Health Industries Advisory practice
Aligning hospitals and physicians toward value

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