Value-based contracting has fundamentally changed how physicians are compensated. More and more commercial payers as well as fully and self-insured employer groups are moving to risk-based, pay-for-performance contracting in an effort to stem the rising cost of care.
Typically, these contracts center around Primary Care as the vehicle for affecting quality and savings. When shared savings are distributed, often it’s the specialists that are the last to receive financial value for their efforts. This despite the fact that specialists influence over 90% of every dollar spent on healthcare in the United States. So how do specialists participate in a value-based landscape a way that is commiserate with their influence? This is where APEX comes in.
APEX exists to give structure and specialty-centric, value-based contracting vehicles to specialists in a way that does not exist with traditional ACO networks. So, how do you register? The process is easy.