• STAT+: Telehealth companies are testing the waters with taking on more risk

    8 days ago - By STAT

    A handful of telehealth companies are dipping into payment systems that reward them for keeping patients' costs low and penalize them for overspending - a potentially risky move for companies still finding financial footing, but one that could win them favor with large health plans and employers.
    These companies are negotiating new contracts that give them a bigger financial stake in patients' care. They can shoulder that risk in a number of ways, such as by covering the full cost of patients' care up front and pocketing the savings, or by betting that their offerings can drive down costs...
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