Scaling Back to Bend the Cost Curve: Getting to Total Cost of Care 2.0

Scaling Back to Bend the Cost Curve: Getting to Total Cost of Care 2.0

Posted Dec 22, 2020 from
Community%20of%20Practice/Join/green?scale=1.5


Of course, the meaning of total cost of care (TCoC) is best thought of as the cost to payers rather than a practice’s actual internal cost to offer services, Cohen noted. “[TCoC] is truly from the eyes of the payers, not from the eyes of a provider — it’s their cost associated with their patients or with their beneficiaries,” Cohen said.

In that view, TCoC includes the entire care continuum, not just the care provided at one practice. “It really encompasses not only the care received from that physician, but the follow-up care received by the patient that’s been seen, either for specialty care or ancillary services, surgical care, hospital stays, post-acute care — you name it,” Cohen added.

Continue reading at

Did you find this useful? Like

See Topics


Next Article

  • Scaling Back to Bend the Cost Curve: Getting to Total Cost of Care 2.0

    Navigating to a Post-COVID-19 Financial Reality in Healthcare

    The shift toward value-based payment has seen many primary care practices move into accountable care organizations (ACOs) or clinically integrated networks (CINs) to participate in shared savings …

    Posted Dec 22, 2020