Who should make up the team that directs your move to accountable care?


As the U.S. health care system moves away from reimbursement models that reward volume and toward those that reward care coordination – traditional industry roles are blurring.

• New #5in5 video: Fee for value requires revised relationships

As this integration accelerates, organizations must build new governance structures that can provide strategic direction and accountability. That means setting up the right leadership team.

Optum white paper A model for value-based provider/payer partnerships explains the need for an executive leadership team, an operational leadership team, a project management team and a physician leadership team.

The executive leadership team is responsible for managing the venture’s overall direction.

The operational leadership team is comprised of leaders with the authority to implement changes to clinical, financial and support operations.

The physician leadership team consists of physicians who can act as evangelists, driving alignment around new models.

Read the white paper to learn more about creating the next rung of teams – groups who report up to these leadership teams.

Learn more about managing the relationships created by new governance structures and other value-based care initiatives in the latest #5in5. It features Greg Kile, president and CEO at analytics firm Populytics and senior vice president of insurance and payer strategies at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Kile answers five questions in five minutes. He shares his insights on what kind of agreements or relationships need reviewing and how healthcare organizations take a fresh approach to old relationships.

Click here to view Kile’s interview: Fee for value requires revised relationships.


About the Author:

Leslie CozattLeslie Cozatt currently serves as Director of Marketing, Optum Provider – Thought Leadership and Content Strategy. She directs the development of content that spotlights the role of data analytics in healthcare – specifically the transition to value-based care, risk management and population health management. She brings to her role more than 20 years of experience developing B2B and B2C integrated marketing campaigns for companies including ThreeWire, Eliance and 3M. Leslie attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from Wellington College with a BS in International Business & Communication.

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