About OneCare Vermont
OneCare Vermont Accountable Care Organization 501(c)(3) is a joint venture established by The University of Vermont Medical Center Inc. and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
OneCare is an accountable care organization, led by health care providers.
Hospitals, doctors, health partners, social service partners, and other providers collaborate together for better health outcomes. OneCare partners with these providers, and then providers care for patients directly. Providers choose to work in independent practices or in hospitals, and those organizations choose to work with OneCare.
How OneCare Helps Vermonters
Fred’s Story: A Case Study of Care Coordination
OneCare works to improve the health of Vermonters.
1. Improves Health Care for Vermonters
Health care providers in OneCare coordinate across organizations and share resources and data. They focus on connecting patients to primary care, coordinating care for patients, and managing chronic illness. The goal is to help Vermonters become healthier — not just care for them when they are sick.
2. Supports Patient Health Care Choices
3. Works to Stabilize Health Care Costs
4. Uses Data to Improve Health
OneCare’s Core Business Areas
Statewide Care Model
OneCare’s statewide care model is rooted in the belief that community-based health prevention and primary care are the foundation of Vermont’s health care system. The model works across the spectrum of health: integrating environmental, physical, mental, and social services. This is the basis for a robust care model that supports Vermonters in every phase of health.
OneCare measures health care cost, quality, and utilization to help providers who participate in OneCare identify which Vermonters may need outreach and which areas of care delivery to improve. These providers can see this data provided by OneCare and use it to implement strategies to improve the health of the Vermonters in their care.
OneCare contracts with health insurers to move away from the current model that financially rewards providers for ordering more tests and services, to a model that rewards providers for the of quality of care they deliver. By working with OneCare, providers and insurance companies choose to move from volume to value, lowering costs while delivering better health care.
Overall, how will Vermonters benefit from OneCare?
OneCare helps identify Vermonters whose health may be at risk. Providers can reach out to people who could benefit from care coordination. Providers work together to help patients find resources and services that support their health goals.
How will you personally be affected by OneCare?
1. Connection with Your Doctor
OneCare works with your provider to help you stay healthy, avoid trips to the emergency room, and in some cases, supports your health goals with a care coordination team. Your doctor also focuses on wellness and check-ups to improve your health and to help prevent you from becoming ill.
2. Health in Your Community
Our prevention programs, such as RiseVT, partner with your community to make the healthy choice the easy choice, by working on issues like affordable housing, walkable towns, and access to healthy food.
The Quadruple Aim
An accountable care organization strives to make improvements in these four areas in order to achieve high value health care delivery.
Enhancing the Patient Experience
Stabilizing Health Care Costs
Improving the Health of Vermonters
Supporting Health Care Providers
The 2021 OneCare Community
Vermonters cumulatively covered by:
Medicaid | Medicare | Commercial | Self-Insured
Primary Care Practices
Specialty Care Practices
Federally Qualified Health Centers
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Home Health Agencies
Designated Agencies for Mental Health & Substance Use
Area Agencies on Aging
Regional Housing Authorities (SASH)
OneCare Vermont, as a statewide population health organization, will enhance the effectiveness of patient- and family-centered care for all Vermonters.
We are dedicated to optimizing the delivery of care in order to improve outcomes and patient experience in support of a sustainable health care system under a predictable rate of growth.
OneCare is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
OneCare aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all Vermonters by connecting providers and communities across Vermont. OneCare is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion because we serve Vermonters and health care providers from all backgrounds throughout our state.
Health access, health equity, and social contributors to health are key aspects of the health care system in Vermont. We are driven to examine our organization’s role in realizing health equity as part of healthcare reform and we are committed to listening, to learning, and to standing together against racism.
OneCare’s Dedication To Transparency
OneCare Vermont is committed to make information about the work we do easily available to everyone in a clear, reliable, and easy to understand manner. Learn more on our transparency page.
OneCare has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) organization operated for non-profit purposes. In October 2020, OneCare applied to the IRS for 501(c)(3) tax status to more accurately reflect our commitment to transparency and value based reform efforts. On April 22, 2021, OneCare received notification that it has been recognized by the Federal Government as a 501(c)(3) organization for its commitment to supporting Vermont’s health care delivery and payment reform efforts.
Learn more about the value of OneCare Vermont.