Care Coordination Still Reigns

Many people are still trying to interpret the executive order on the Affordable Care Act issued by President Trump on his first day in office. As a result, members of the health industry — particularly insurers — are nervous about its impact on their businesses, as well as the effect on the health care system in general.

With new power to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act”, the health insurance market becomes even more unstable.

Despite the uncertainty, the shift to value-based care is not going away. And it’s not anything new, either. Given the time it will take to fashion a replacement, federal and state insurance exchanges may continue to operate at least through 2018.

But regardless of what the law decides, organizations need care coordination tools to be successful.

For example, doctors and hospital officials continue to cite care coordination as the key to success with accountable care, as they seek to more tightly integrate providers and maintain joint financial incentives to deliver better-quality and lower-cost healthcare.

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