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Aligning Hospitals and Physicians Toward Value

December 2009

The current relationship between hospitals and physicians has been built around rewarding for volume of services and not quality. That model is breaking down as reformers in Washington have hospital and physician inefficiency in their sights, with Medicare pushing toward value-based purchasing and experimenting with a payment system that rewards a system of coordinated care.

In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, four leading hospital systems—Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Sanford Health-MeritCare, SSM Health Care and Virginia Mason Medical Center—share the lessons they have learned to help them:

  • Build physician input into the highest levels of the organization
  • Get physicians and administrative leaders to use the same language
  • Use more than one physician model toward the same goal
  • Start the steps to sharing risk, and rewards for quality of care

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