Providers, payers need to mend relationships to make value-based care system successful

March 21, 2015

Stephen Ondra - Modern Healthcare

For most of my 18 years as a practicing neurosurgeon, I couldn't fathom working for a health insurance company. What sort of industry, I thought in those pre-2010 days, would be so coldly efficient as to reject anyone with a pre-existing condition as a part of its business model?

Then the Affordable Care Act passed, and five years later, I work for the nation's largest consumer-owned health insurer, an organization with 15 million members.

Why the change?

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