How Allina, Blue Cross define the 'value-based' trend sweeping the health care industry

[Star Tribune, September 27, 2020] A new deal between Allina Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota may be a long-promised fix to incentives in health care that create higher costs without making people better.

In health care jargon, the fix is called value-based care, a term that’s close to meaningless to an industry outsider.

The idea is that Allina will get a significant amount of its revenue based on how well it keeps 130,000 members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota healthier, as opposed to the volume of services provided.

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Posted on September 27, 2020 in Allina Health SystemleadershipPenny Wheeler

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