Upstate physician network to transform health care

GREENVILLE, SC – More than 1,800 healthcare providers across nine upstate counties have partnered together to form MyHealth First Network (MyHFN), a physician-led network designed to improve care and address escalating healthcare costs.

The U.S. healthcare system is the most costly in the world. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), national health spending is expected to reach $4.6 trillion by 2020. The problem, however, is not just limited to the United States. Health systems and healthcare providers across the globe are under pressure to find ways to offer increased quality at an affordable cost. As a result, health care is shifting away from its current fee-for service model to one that is focused on value, which is defined as health outcomes achieved per dollars spent.