OneCare Vermont is working to transition the healthcare system in Vermont from what is called a “fee-for-service” model to a “value-based care” model. In this short video, learn what these two terms mean and why OneCare Vermont—our state’s local accountable care organization—has undertaken the herculean task of transforming the way we pay for and deliver care. The video also gives a brief overview of OneCare’s three core business areas that work in concert toward the mission to improve health outcomes and reduce health care spending.
Taking on one of the most pressing issues of our time is important and exciting work that takes innovation and determination. Stay tuned for more videos in this series that will break down OneCare’s approach through each of our core business areas.
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.