How Should Home-Based Care Organizations Respond? 4 Important Questions for Leadership.
Payers are paving their way into home-based care with several strategies including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partners, and expanded capabilities. Home-based care providers are reading headlines such as this: Optum and LHC Group to combine, advancing abilities to extend value-based care into patients’ homes. The two companies together offer a national-based provider with Optum’s extensive value-based experience.
Healthcare payers are redefining their role in care delivery through provider ownership (e.g., physicians and home care), technology, and provider enablement to deliver higher-value care to members. Keep in mind, payers have the advantage of end-to-end care to unlock the core of value-based care by focusing on improved outcomes and lowering the cost of care. They are positioned to be direct care providers.