Defining High-Performance Networks
High-performance networks are getting a great deal of attention in healthcare today. It's a good idea to get a clear understanding of what high-performance networks are and what they aren't.
Common variables in a high-performance network
High-performance networks are getting a great deal of attention in healthcare today. It's a good idea to get a clear understanding of what high-performance networks are what they aren't.
True high-performance networks include providers who consistently deliver both higher quality and lower cost. A network can't be high performance if the providers included only demonstrate lower costs like a lot of narrow networks.
Care delivery multiplied by data strength equals quality of care
Quality care is patient-centered. It follows evidence-based practices. And the measurement standards used to assess and compare outcomes are transparent. Breadth and depth of data are essential parts of the quality equation. In order to drive performance that will make a substantial impact on your bottom line, your health plan should have robust claims and utilization data in all markets where your employees live and work.
Today, roughly 16 percent of employers have built a high-performance network into their health plan. The number likely will grow in coming years as these networks evolve, mature, and deliver better outcomes.