The switch to value-based reimbursement is driving improvements to the delivery of care by mandating better care at a lower cost. Health systems have to report on quality measures that determine important incentives and penalties. For providers that can’t achieve the required scores; the penalties and lower reimbursements have financial implications.

More effective care coordination which improves clinical outcomes and reduce cost is one of the answers for ACOs, PCMH, and Bundle Payment and Readmission Reduction programs.