Redefining CareValue Based Healthcare- moving the conversation from price of care to the total value our patients receive when they get the integrated mental health treatment they deserve
“We believe our patients and their families want more health, not more treatment. We understand that the goal of healthcare is better health at a reasonable cost and we are committed to providing just that.”
Our strategic focus is on increasing the value that we create for our patients and their families, where value is a function of outcomes that matter to our patients per dollar spent. In mental health we are at such a disadvantage already in that so many people don’t seek treatment for one reason or another and when they do there is anything but parity when it comes to paying for it. We seek to increase access while at the same time providing the quality and quantity of care that our patients deserve. In order to do this we need to show our patients and their payers that an investment in evidence based integrated care is well worth the cost. The data supports this and once we can help move the conversation from “price” of care to the value we as behavioral health providers are able to provide with respect to total cost of care, our patients will receive the care they both need and deserve.
Robert S. Kaplan, Ph.D., Harvard Business School