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The Navy saves money, improves patient outcomes through value-based care pilot

Aug 05, 2019 - FierceHealthcare

In 2016, the newly appointed surgeon general of the Navy, Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison III, launched a value-based care pilot at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville.

The goal: He wanted to explore whether multidisciplinary care teams could improve the cost of care for active-duty personnel and their dependents.

It turned out they could — and simultaneously, they found they could actually improve care, getting active duty personnel back to work in a shorter amount of time for several ...