DC-area health care leaders recognize the inevitable shift from fee-for-service to value-based payment and the need for their organizations to develop population-management capabilities. Nevertheless, most hospitals are continuing to emphasize fee-for-service strategies. A new report examines market trends such as hospitals' increasing use of ambulatory care networks and facilities as a strategy to attract the region's affluent and well-insured patients. However, it also looks at how hospitals are using these new networks to position themselves for population health management under value-based payment. On the whole, the report finds that the DC-area health care market has changed at a slower pace than many metropolitan markets nationwide. Mathematica hosted a related briefing on trends shaping the DC health care market. The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy funded both the report and the event.
Trends Shaping DC Metro Area's Health Care Market
Washington, D.C., Area Health Care Market Sticks to Fee for Service; Dips Toe into Value-Based Payment
Despite acknowledging the inevitable shift from fee-for-service to value-based payment and the need to develop population-management capabilities, most D.C. metro area hospitals are sticking to fee-for-service competitive strategies to attract patients by building urgent care centers and freestanding...