Navigant's Analysis of the 2017 Healthcare Outlook Featured in HealthLeaders Media
Industry executives - including Navigant’s Rulon Stacey - predict that the Republican Congress and the executive branch will change the healthcare reform efforts initiated through the ACA, according to this HealthLeaders column. But changes will be gradual and the concept of value-based care will stay.
Regardless of the mechanism for reducing healthcare costs, hospitals and health systems should "stay the course" in pushing toward value, Stacey says. Targeting variation and increasing standardization by more closely following evidence-based protocols will pay off. Use of medical data to engage surgeons on clinically equivalent, but cheaper, implants and medical devices is one example, Stacey adds.