Opportunities for Engagement by Clinical Laboratories and Pathologists

With payouts riding on  patient outcomes and value, ACO providers will welcome innovative services that  clinical labs and pathologist could provide that improve patient  outcomes

Both private health insurance companies and employers are betting on  value-based insurance as the key to improving healthy behavior in patients. This  will require more patient engagement in managing their chronic conditions. It  will also include motivating patients to consider less expensive treatment  options, particularly when the more expensive treatment path has limited  benefits.

In this way, accountable care brings the patient into picture. It is a trend  that opens the door for innovative clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology group practices to develop medical laboratory testing services that payers and  employers recognize as contributing to improved patient outcomes—and for which  they will adequately reimburse the laboratories providing these services

 

Read more: Push by ACOs to Give Patients a Stake in Their Healthcare Provides Opportunities for Engagement by Clinical Laboratories and Pathologists | Dark Daily

 

 

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