The NHS Five Year Forward View set out new models of care, including Primary and Acute Care Systems and Multispecialty Community Providers, drawing on international experience of accountable care provision. Examples such as the Alzira model demonstrate how transformative care models can deliver better outcomes at lower cost.
Characteristics of accountable care provision
While accountable care provision can take a number of forms and can be applied in different ways, we have identified a number of common characteristics:
These characteristics have been enabled by commissioners and policy makers who have worked to establish the appropriate conditions to enable such provision. This shift is largely characterised by larger, longer-term contract s with a shared set of outcomes and performance measures.
Capabilities of accountable care provision: does your organisation have the capabilities it needs?
Experience from accountable care organisations operating across the world shows that the successful delivery of accountable care requires capability in 8 key areas:
PwC is creating a tool to give you a clear view about your organisation’s areas of strength and showing you where you need to develop capabilities in order to transition to accountable care provision. Contact Dan Burke to find out more.