The emergence of shared risk contracts between employers and providers to achieve short and long-term cost reduction combined with data and analytics tools designed to identify high value providers are examples of new business models and tools to better manage the cost of care. These, plus other similar solutions, will lead to an overall system that is more affordable for the purchaser, whether a self-funded employer or an individual consumer.

Affordability was a healthcare industry trend in our 2023 March Healthcare Classic. Explore this year’s interactive bracket to see the most impactful healthcare trends face off.