PROGRAMS Blueprint for Affordability
The Blueprint for Affordability program combines quality and care coordination with a shared-risk contract that enables providers to manage the health of their patient population and lower their total cost of care.
Physician organizations and health systems work with Blue Cross to identify how much care should cost for their patient populations, and then work to improve care coordination, quality of care, patient wellness and patient outcomes to ensure those costs are met.
Providers who successfully manage the health and cost of care for their patients share in the savings generated. Those who don’t successfully manage the health and cost of care for their patients share in the cost.
This helps Blue Cross keep costs predictable on the insurance side, and helps customers plan more confidently for how much they will spend on health care. It promotes quality and affordability by ensuring everyone is working together.
For more information, see the Blueprint for Affordability site.