As the landscape in health care continues to shift from volume to value, hospitals and health systems are faced with mounting pressure to implement innovative care redesign strategies aimed at improving care delivery and lowering costs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other payers gradually are moving toward value-based care, where health outcomes will continue to play a significant role in the payment equation. These payment arrangements have made it necessary for hospitals and health systems to change from episodic care to a population health-based model that integrates preventive care while addressing social determinants of health, such as food, housing and transportation. On the same note, through mortality reviews, health outcomes data review and patient feedback, hospitals have learned that SDOH-related issues are the root cause of many lags and disparities in improving health. Integrating best practice population health improvement strategies that incorporate clinical and nonclinical factors will be important in shifting how care is delivered using a more holistic approach.
The Missouri Hospital Association recently completed its 2023 Population Health Assessment Survey — an important tool for hospitals and health systems to evaluate their progress in transitioning to a value-based environment. This report summarizes the survey results statewide and by hospital type, and the information derived from this survey will be used as a basis for driving MHA’s population health improvement strategy.
A downloadable PDF with complete information, including graphs, is available.