Steven McNeilly, COO, population health, and VP, managed care of Northeast Georgia Health System was recently featured in an article published on the Population Health Learning Network. An except from the article, “Migrating to a Successful Value-Based Model,” is posted below.
“The US health care system is looking at an unsustainable financial future within the decades-old, fee-for-service model. An aging population is driving increased demand for services, even as the cost of health care rises and health care spending becomes an ever-larger chunk of the nation’s gross domestic product.
One of the most promising solutions to this impending crisis is the industry’s transition to value-based care—a model that requires providers to be accountable for outcomes, not just fee-for-service volume. Health systems today know they must get on board the “value” train for future success and sustainability, but many don’t have a line of sight into models that deliver the desired results.
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of people across Northeast Georgia. NGHS cares for more than a million people across 19+ counties through 4 hospitals, employed multispecialty and cardiology groups, and a larger medical staff of more than 1200 providers representing 65 specialties. Our clinically integrated network (CIN), HP2, is comprised of physicians and advanced practice practitioners from Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, Longstreet Clinic, Georgia Heart Institute, and other independent practices throughout the region. NGHS and HP2 recently partnered with Lumeris to evolve the work our hospitals and clinics do, away from fee-for-service and toward a value-based model that incentivizes outcomes instead of procedures.”