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What are Value-Based Care Providers?

What are Value-Based Care Providers?

Fee-for-service and value-based care are two types of ways doctors can be paid. Knowing whether your primary care physician follows a full fee-for-service model, or the value-based care model can make a difference in the kind of care you get. What is the difference between the two and why is it important?

Fee-for-service

About 70% of providers are considered fee-for-service. These doctors get paid based on how many services they perform, including in-office exams, surgical procedures, tests and more. But what does this mean for Medicare beneficiaries? When healthcare providers are paid according to the number of services they provide or tests they run, it could mean being shuffled out of the office to make time for the next patient. Fee-for-service puts an emphasis on the quantity of services rather than the quality of care.

Seeing a physician that follows a fee-for-service program means that you may be paying for potentially unnecessary tests or services in order to find an answer to medical issues that arise.

Value-based care providers

Different from fee-for-service based care, value-based programs reward physicians by paying for the quality of care provided instead of the amount of services provided. In value-based care, the goal is to offer preventive care, keeping patients from getting sick, instead of only treating them when they are sick.

Value-based care providers focus on the individual needs of each patient. Why is this important? Since value-based providers are not paid for the number of services provided, they can spend more time focusing on preventive care, helping beneficiaries to stay healthy and out of the hospital. Not to mention, the focus on preventive care often leads patients to spend less money out-of-pocket.

If you have questions about your current Medicare plan or switching to a value-based provider, don’t hesitate to call one of our licensed insurance agents at no cost to you! Dial 1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711 (Mon - Thurs 8am - 11pm EST and Friday 8am - 9pm EST).