Improving Health Outcomes Through Prevention

To succeed, value-based models need to broaden their focus to include identifying the rising-risk population and proactively incorporating interventions to prevent exacerbations of unmanaged chronic conditions. Fundamental changes in public and private payment models can reduce barriers in the current payment system and provide better support for delivery of high-quality, efficient care. Success under these models should extend to not only the delivery of care for those who are ill but also to those at risk before the onset of chronic disease.