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Emerging trends in health plans: Insurers, providers working together
San Diego Daily Transcript

In my 27 years in the health care industry, I’ve never seen more changes than I have in the last few years. In business communities such as San Diego that have a wide diversity of employers, both in terms of industry type and group size, providing quality, affordable health care remains a critical challenge. Finding the right health care solution amidst all of the changes in the market helps employers attract the right employees and improve productivity and profitability.

As health care continues to evolve in response to demand for more affordable access to care, one of the most significant shifts I’ve witnessed has been the way in which insurers and providers have begun working together. With these partnerships, keeping patients healthy creates a financial reward based on quality health care and fewer hospital admissions instead of the old model of payment per medical procedure.