Americans are sick and getting sicker, with millions of us living with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and congestive heart failure. We have to change how care is administered.
These chronic conditions have helped raise health care costs. In fact, three of every four health care dollars are spent to address chronic conditions. Multiple chronic conditions are more prevalent in older Americans (age 65+), with eight in 10 living with more than one condition.1
The truth is, despite the good intentions of physicians, health care professionals, policymakers and payors, the key statistical indicators of health are not improving.2
As we look for new ways to positively impact care, value-based care (VBC) has emerged as a potential solution. This report explores the results Humana saw in 2016 with VBC and the potential for continued progress.
Humana At a Glance
1 RAND Corporation. Multiple Chronic Conditions in the United States. Published 2017.
2 Altschuler J, Margolius D, Bodenheimer T, Grumbach K. Estimating a reasonable patient panel size for primary care physicians with team-based task delegation. Ann Fam Med. 2012; 10(5):396-400.