As the healthcare industry looks to adopt alternative payment models based on quality rather than quantity, Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Md., has shifted from a fee-for-service to a value-based care model using business intelligence technology.

In the process, the healthcare organization has received $1.3 million in quality-based reimbursements from Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC), which reviews and approves “reasonable” hospital rates and publicly discloses information on the costs and financial performance of hospitals in the state.

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