Health Care System

The United States health care system encompasses a mixture of private and public entities that are either non-profit or for-profit. Health care coverage may be financed through federal and state government programs or can be purchased through the health insurance marketplace. In contrast, a smaller proportion of the U.S. population is uninsured. The resulting effects of a decentralized system has led to considerable challenges for provider organizations—including cost pressures, a push towards alternative payment models, and market consolidation. Despite these challenges, there are opportunities for provider organizations in reducing excess costs and utilization, particularly as payers look for innovative approaches that can demonstrate a return-on-investment in terms of cost and consumer outcomes.

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Health Care Professionals Expect Virtual Primary Care Visits To Surpass In-Person Visits In Five Years

About 63% of health care professionals believe that virtual primary care visits will bypass in-person visits in the next five years, according to a recent survey of health care professionals released by Wheel. A total of 66% say that virtual or hybrid treatment environments also better fit their lifestyles than solely in-person care. To prepare… Read

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