About Value-Based Care
Value-based care is health care that works smarter and better to help people live healthier lives. This new model of health care promotes better health, better care and lower costs through innovative partnerships with care providers and consumers.
What Is Value-Based Care?
The most important thing to know about value-based care is that it puts the patient at the center of the health care experience.
How Does Value-Based Care Work at UnitedHealthcare?
At UnitedHealthcare, we believe the transition to value-based care provides the best path to better health, better care and lower costs – for everyone.
For us, value-based programs are not a futuristic concept – they’re here, and they’re here to stay. Today, 15+ million UnitedHealthcare members are seeking care from health professionals who participate in value-based arrangements.
These programs help people lead the healthiest life possible by giving them and their doctors incentives that reward more coordinated care, and by making sure the care received is based on proven health guidelines that result in the best possible outcomes at lower costs.
We’re continually innovating to bring together our value-based care programs with other important health resources that make it easier for people to take charge and monitor the care they receive. For example, our mobile apps(Opens a new window) enable UnitedHealthcare members to compare costs between two local doctors or find a nearby urgent care center for an infant’s late-night fever that can’t wait until the morning.