AJMC September 23, 2022
Gary Hamilton

As health care shifts reimbursement models from fee-for-service to value-based care, new terms and phrases have been surfacing across the industry. Two of the terms emerging with increased usage are “patient engagement” and an “active patient.” But what do they mean? And why are they important?

The business of health care has changed dramatically over the last 2 decades. For patients, the shift to higher-deductible plans has necessitated they take a more active role in their care—and they’re looking to their health care providers for convenient, self-service solutions to facilitate this new role. For health care organizations, the shift to value-based care comes with payer expectations of better health care outcomes and the rewards and penalties associated with specific metrics...

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