Switch to Risk-Based Contracts Will Take Longer than Predicted, Says Survey
February 24, 2017 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
Although they see population health as critical to future success, the majority of executives and decision makers of U.S. healthcare delivery organizations say 10% or less of their revenue comes from risk-based agreements, according to a February 6, 2017, article in Modern Healthcare. The vast majority (95%) of the more than 500 respondents to a survey cited in the article rated population health as somewhere between "moderately" and "critically" important and 74% said their organization had a dedicated division for population health programs. Despite this, one in five respondents said their organization derives no revenue from risk-based contracts, while 57% said such contracts account for less than 10% of their revenue. Just one out of 10 providers said that at least 40% of their organization's revenue comes from risk-based agreements.