Where are Your Patients Going?
Preventing system and organizational leakage is a common goal across nearly every type of provider. It doesn’t matter if you run a massive integrated delivery system, a midsized ACO or a community hospital – you can’t care for your patients holistically, or as effectively, if they end up going elsewhere for care that your organization could and should have provided.
It also doesn’t matter whether you’re operating under fee-for-service or value-based care contracts, or both. Either way, there are financial repercussions from patients going somewhere else for care. This is especially true for organizations that are formally accountable for a patient’s entire care plan and outcomes.