Value-based care represents transformational shifts in the way providers are paid and care is delivered. Compared to the long-established fee-for-service approach where dentists are rewarded for the quantity and cost of procedures performed, a value-based approach rewards providers for delivering high-quality, cost-efficient care. This landscape-altering change — which benefits members, providers and health plans — prioritizes better oral health outcomes at lower costs.
Value-based care solutions incentivize providers to care for an entire population with the goal to keep patients healthy and operate in a cost-efficient manner. These solutions vary across a risk/reward spectrum include: