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For best value-based outcomes, use hybrid teams

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Experts suggest that the best way to make value-based payment models work is to use both medical and non-medical staff to “coordinate post-discharge care,” says FierceHealthcare.

“Unlike more traditional approaches, this ‘high-intensity’ team is led by both a nurse practitioner and a social worker, both of whom work closely with emergency department or hospital staff discharge planners, and later the patient’s primary care physician, to execute a comprehensive care-coordination strategy.”

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