American health care needs new ways to promote high-quality, affordable, accessible, and evidence-based care with equitable and improved health outcomes: We call it value-based care.
Our nation and the health care sector have long waited for a health care organization to step up and lead by bringing forward meaningful solutions to this challenge.
Risant Health is a new nonprofit organization created by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals to expand and accelerate the adoption of value-based care in diverse, multi-payer, multi-provider community health system environments.
Subject to regulatory review, Geisinger Health will become the first health system to join Risant Health. Kaiser Permanente and Geisinger share a vision for the future of health care, and by working together will raise the bar for better health for all. In becoming part of Risant Health, Geisinger will strengthen its ability to enhance its services to its patients, members, and communities across Pennsylvania, while expanding its impact on health care broadly. As the first health system to become part of Risant Health, Geisinger will participate in developing the organization’s strategy and operational model.
This is an innovative move designed to improve the health of communities, achieve better health outcomes, and improve health care affordability.
Risant Health is a new nonprofit organization, created by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
Risant Health’s vision is to improve the health of millions of people by increasing access to value-based care and coverage and raising the bar for approaches that prioritize quality patient outcomes.
Risant Health will operate separately and distinctly from Kaiser Permanente’s core integrated care and coverage model while building upon Kaiser Permanente’s 80 years of expertise in value-based care.
Kaiser Permanente will continue to deliver on its mission and grow its leading, core integrated care and coverage model in existing and neighboring geographies and in new markets.
We believe Risant Health can deliver a transformative new solution to America’s systemic health care problems. And, given its history in this space, we can think of no better organization than Geisinger Health to be the inaugural health system to join Risant Health.
Founded over 100 years ago, Geisinger is mission-based, committed to quality and affordability, and has a demonstrated track record in value-based care. Based in Danville, Pennsylvania, Geisinger is a strong organization and brings nationally recognized leadership and capabilities, including unique models to manage Medicaid, Medicare, and rural health plan and patient populations, which deliver recognized quality and cost outcomes.
Geisinger will maintain its name and mission, and it will continue to work with other health plans and providers.