A healthcare provider is any person or organization that offers healthcare services. The term is often used interchangeably to represent either an individual healthcare professional, like a Primary Care Physician (PCP), or the facility or hospital they work within.
Healthcare providers play a critical role in the healthcare industry, working on the front lines to ensure patients receive the individualized, quality care that they need.
Within a value-based care system, providers bill healthcare payors for services given during a single episode of care. Providers are then reimbursed based on the quality of the care they delivered and positive patient outcomes. This system helps to ensure healthcare providers are not only delivering the highest quality of care to their patients, but also that care costs remain affordable for all patients.