Kansas Performance-Based Payment Model Case Study


In 2008, Wichita physicians began to recognize the health care system was unsustainable and the future would require high quality care provided at the lowest cost: what is now largely referred to as value based payment models.


This pioneering physician group believed a credible, successful health system that could support value based payment models would require advanced care coordination and sharing of health data between providers. Thus they began efforts to build a data sharing network. This required physician involvement, funding sources, effective governance modeling, reliable and customizable technology, and vested partnerships.