Four Core Drivers of High-Value Health Care

The Alliance works with employers to implement the four core drivers they can use to change health care.

You can’t manage what you can’t measure. The Alliance is working to provide accurate, easy-to-access information comparing cost and quality from different providers so high-value health care can be chosen that deliver good results at lower prices.

The Alliance also actively participates as a leader in public health policy by influencing legislation through education, and encouraging hospital price transparency initiatives.

The way health care is paid for influences the behavior of clinicians and hospitals, which is why The Alliance is continuing to refine payment methodology to reward cost effective, high-quality care rather than volume of services.

The Alliance will continue to provide programs like QualityPath and bundled payment services to further payment reform efforts.

Employers can add incentives to their benefits plan, encouraging employee use of certain doctors and hospitals – not to limit employee choice but to choose those that deliver the best care at the lowest cost. And when enough employers get involved and provide these kind of incentives, physicians are motivated to improve the value of their care.

The Alliance contracts directly with providers on our employer’s behalf to ensure convenient access to care for employees while encouraging competition on price and quality. Our provider networks are continually expanding based on the needs of current and prospective cooperative members, giving employees more high-value health care options.

The four core drivers of high-value health care are based on insights from Catalyst for Payment Reform.