Navigating the rise of value-based care: A strategic approach for hospitals to succeed under shared-savings contracts

By Doug Berkson | Accountable Delivery System Institute

By Doug Berkson, Vice President of Strategy and Consulting Services, Lumeris
Eric Olmsted, Ph.D., Director of Analytic Consulting, Lumeris
Andrew Goodman, MPH, Consultant, Lumeris

The future viability of the U.S. health care system and the country’s economic stability depend upon reducing the costs of health care while increasing its quality. In the past several years, leaders from the public and private sector have forecast dire financial scenarios without a fundamental change to the health care financing system. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 attempted to address this problem, most notably with a provision that encouraged the formation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) including the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

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About Doug Berkson

Vice President, Strategy and Consulting Services, Lumeris - Doug Berkson is an experienced health care executive and consultant, with more than 20 years of experience in the policy sector, managed care, consulting, and disease management. Before joining Lumeris, he founded and ran Berkson LLC, a health care strategy, data, and analytics firm that assisted health care stakeholders with payment and delivery system reform. He previously held positions at organizations including Health Dialog and Pfizer Health Solutions.

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