HealthPartners is transforming the delivery of health care and has aligned its mission with the Triple Aim: improving the health of the population, enhancing the patient’s experience, and making health care affordable.
Total Cost of Care (TCOC) is a name for a method of measuring health care affordability. HealthPartners has developed a unique TCOC model which incorporates an innovative approach to measuring resources used in providing care (the "Total Resource Use Index"), in additional to the cost of care provided to a patient (or “Total Cost Index”). When used in combination, these measures yield more comprehensive, revealing and actionable results than cost measures alone. The HealthPartners TCOC framework provides a robust, scalable measurement system for both cost and resource use, as well as patient-level predictions to identify high-risk individuals. Having been in development and use for over a decade, these measures have helped providers, payers, employers, researchers, and government entities to make a meaningful difference in their efforts to manage population health. TCOC measures can help pinpoint ways to make health care more affordable in ways that do not compromise quality or experience.
An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a model that rewards care that improves health and helps lower the cost of care. It’s an alternative to the fee-for-service health care model which rewards volume of services.
While the concept is still developing, an ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals, clinics and other care givers who join together to provide a group of patients with the best care at the lowest cost.
HealthPartners is proud to have two ACOs within its organization.
Affordable health care coverage for all is a key step in reaching the Triple Aim, and future reforms should ensure every person can easily get coverage.
High quality care doesn’t necessarily mean high cost. We provide information for our members and patients on quality and cost for primary care, specialty care and hospitals to help determine the best health care value for themselves.
We’re committed to providing the best quality care and coverage for our patients and members. We strive to provide services that are member- and patient-centered, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and safe.