Clinical Steering

Value-Based Agreement (VBA) Council

With our focus on growing our value-based membership, Dignity Health has specific goals to improve performance in value-based agreements (VBAs). The VBA Council was established in April 2017 and collaboratively manages these goals for Dignity Health’s value-based membership across the enterprise. 

Key goals include:

  • Clinical Steering: Complex care programs, disease management, clinical pathways
  • Financial: Risk pool results, total medical expense
  • Out-of-network (OON) and referral management

One area of focus included driving OON admissions back to Dignity Health facilities. Our various OON teams relied on certain levers, such as contracts, pricing controls and clinical factors to accomplish this goal.