A new Accountable Care Organization between UnityPoint Health Partners and UnitedHealthcare aims to move the Iowa Health System in the direction of rewarding quality and value and away from one based on volume of care. The “Triple Aim” objective: increase patient satisfaction, improve the health of the population and reduce the cost of health care.
“UnitedHealthcare continues to work with care providers statewide to help enhance health services and improve coordination of care for patients,” said Steve Walli, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Heartland States.
“We believe our collaboration with UnityPoint Health Partners will deliver enhanced quality, better outcomes and greater efficiency for our health plan customers in these communities.”
Currently annual physician and hospital reimbursements totaling more than $31 billion are tied to accountable care programs centers of excellence and performance-based programs, by 2018 this figure is projected to be $65 Billion.
Learn more about this new ACO collaboration, which includes enhanced care coordination and follow-up, beginning Oct. 12014