Kaiser Permanente’s model of prepaid care, led by physicians and integrated with coverage by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, has established one of the nation’s only truly value-based care environments. Value-based care emphasizes and rewards healthy outcomes while making care more affordable. On the other hand, most U.S. care systems depend on “fee for service” care models that largely rely on providing higher volume of medical services to generate revenue.
Kaiser Permanente’s integrated model embraces medical evidence, aims to reduce the burden of chronic disease, and fosters collaboration among physicians, specialists, and other medical professionals. It all adds up: With a value-based care model, Permanente physicians focus solely on providing the right care at the right time to our patients, helping them live their healthiest, happiest lives.