Why Value-Based Care is the Key to Addiction Treatment

Why Value-Based Care is the Key to Addiction Treatment

Over 21 million Americans struggle with an active addiction but only 11% will receive treatment. There are many reasons for this including cost, stigma and accessibility. That’s why there’s been more of an emphasis on value-based care in recent years.

11%

Will actually receive treatment

Value-based care focuses on achieving better patient outcomes by emphasizing the quality of medical care versus the number of patients treated. More healthcare providers are advocating for substance abuse disorders to integrate into this model to increase both patient engagement and sobriety rates. Other benefits that come from implementing a value-based model include improvements in physical and mental health, lower healthcare costs and crime reduction.