Every stakeholder in American health care benefits when primary-care physicians are empowered to manage the outcomes and total health needs of Medicare patients. Yet the traditional fee-for-service model does just the opposite. It rewards physicians to narrowly focus on one unit of care rather than influencing health behaviors, overall care, and cost management.
Today’s physicians must overcome enormous obstacles to even consider a total-care model. They do not have the necessary underlying contracts with payors. They do not have time, capital, or access to the expertise necessary to assume responsibility for their patients’ total needs. They burn out in a system that rewards the volume of patient visits, not the quality of the care.
That is why agilon exists.
We partner with these community-based physician groups and eliminate the obstacles through the expertise of our people, our unified platform, our processes – seamlessly integrated with the practice – and our capital. We thrive because we empower the people who deliver patient care: the primary-care physician.