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Most health systems plan to assume more risk — 3 insights

Seventy-two percent of healthcare executives surveyed said their organizations plan to assume more risk in the near future, Managed Healthcare Executive reports.

Managed Healthcare Executive shared takeaways from a Navigant analysis, which was based on a Healthcare Financial Management Association survey of 170 hospital and health system senior finance executives.

Three insights:

1. The executives whose organizations plan to take on more risk are targeting the following areas:

  • Commercial payer contracting models (64 percent)
  • Medicare value-based models (57 percent)
  • Medicare Advantage (51 percent)

2. Twenty-five percent of respondents said their organizations are involved in a provider-sponsored health plan, and 19 percent plan to launch one as part of a risk-assumption strategy.

3. To support payer collaboration and higher risk levels, 62 percent of respondents' organizations plan to invest more in technological capabilities.

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