Transforming the way health care is delivered, paid for and rewarded

How we pay for health care in the U.S. is in the midst of a major transformation.

UnitedHealthcare is helping physicians and hospitals across the country shift to a value-based health care system in which an increasing amount of their compensation is based on quality and improved patient health outcomes rather than the number of procedures they perform.

UnitedHealthcare’s total payments to physicians and hospitals that are tied to value-based arrangements have tripled in the last three years to $41 billion. Those payments are expected to increase 20 percent in 2015 and hit $65 billion by the end of 2018. Read more about UnitedHealthcare’s value-based care initiatives here.

Dr. Sam Ho, UnitedHealthcare Chief Clinical Officer, discusses how UnitedHealthcare's value-based programs reward care providers for improving patient health.


Fee-For-Service Payments Are Disappearing

Value-based care encourages care providers and health plans to build relationships in which they share accountability for better coordinating an individual’s care, and compensation is based on the quality of care provided as well as performance against evidence-based guidelines.