New business models are emerging. Their common goal is to drive down costs, create value, and compete more effectively. These deals position major players to transition to a system based on value of care versus the volume of services — a system that better aligns with what consumers have come to expect from their health care experience.
And for those in healthcare who don’t want to change or don’t understand what the payer and the patient really need and want, here is a recent chart showing what happens to reimbursement. (The chart shows a decline of between 2.9% and 3.3% in reimbursement to the American dentist in 2018 and 2019.