Collaborate with healthcare leaders to shift from fee-for-service to value-based payment models.
Advocate for approaches that connect payments to health outcomes.
Generate evidence for lowering costs and improving care in value-based care environments.
Accelerate the adoption of value-based care models throughout the nation.
Home and Community-Based Acute Care
The United States needs more senior-centered, home-based alternatives that better address the unique needs of older adults.
The hospital is not always the optimal care setting for a senior patient to heal. West Health is researching innovative and effective options for acute care delivery to safely replace facility-based services, when appropriate, with home and community-based services for patient-centered solutions at a lower cost.
West Health works with a diverse group of healthcare leaders to improve care delivery that enables older adults to be safely cared for at home, when possible, rather than a hospital admission. The organization focuses efforts to advance home and community-based acute care solutions, especially within the context of risk-bearing provider and delivery systems. Collaboration with these risk-bearing organizations directly aligns with the mission of West Health as they have embraced the imperative to shift from volume-based payments to a value-based payment model, providing high-quality care consistent with the wishes of the person and their families/caregivers.
West Health is committed to advancing innovative, person-centered, scalable, and sustainable models to address the acute care needs of older adults in the emergency department, home, and community and lower the cost of healthcare.