Wherever you are on the risk continuum, the move from volume to
value can feel like uncharted territory.
What’s the best way to manage high-risk patients, engage providers,
leverage data and technology, and align payer contracts? How should
you adjust your leadership and governance structures?
The questions are complicated. But with AMGA, you’re not answering
Through our programs, resources, and valuable peer-to-peer networks,
you’ll find methodologies for process improvement and models for care
and compensation. You’ll hear firsthand about tips for success—and
impediments to progress—from groups like yours.
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convenient than traditional primary care. We are also seeing it in the insurer marketplace with the merger of CVS and
Aetna. CVS is piloting a new store model, called the Health-HUB, which takes their former minute clinic site to a whole
new level in providing not only acute primary care, but chronic
care as well.
Finally, I am sure everyone has heard Berkshire Hathaway,
J.P. Morgan, and Amazon have come together to create a
healthcare partnership that now has a name, Haven. I find the
combination of those three entities very interesting because,
if you think about it, they each bring a distinct attribute to the
table: JP Morgan is the largest commercial bank in the world
and with it brings all that financial experience and knowledge;
Berkshire Hathaway is basically a multinational conglomerate
that owns process-oriented manufacturing companies; and
Amazon has figured out how to technologically enable just
about everything, and, I am guessing, everyone in this room
interacts with them. Haven’s goal is to determine how they
can become relevant in our system and reduce the overall
healthcare costs that each of their entities incurs. If you
look at their website, they highlight that their mission is to
transform health care to create better outcomes and overall
experience, as well as lower costs.
I’m not sure about you, but that sure sounds a lot like the
Triple Aim, which we’ve been discussing at AMGA for the last
five-plus years. For those of you who know me, you must have
heard me say at least once that I believe a successful healthcare system is one where the patient gets the right care in the
right environment at the right time—when those three factors
are aligned, we will have a system that is efficient, effective,
Now, I am an eternal optimist, so with all of this energy in
the healthcare marketplace, there also comes great opportunity. I can’t think of a better time to be in health care, having
the ability to dictate our futures and not have them dictated
to us. The good news is we have a path forward. We need to
drive health care in America. We need to take control over our
own destinies by developing and supporting a system of care
that, in my opinion, focuses on three critical components, and
you won’t be surprised to hear these are very much aligned
with the strategic plan that the Board of Directors of AMGA
adopted earlier this week.