Change fee-for-service model to cut spending, report advises

03/4/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration) · Kaiser Health News

Health care payment models that reimburse based on services rendered should be replaced with a blended model, according to a report from the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform. A more efficient model would reimburse better for diagnostics and management, incorporate quality metrics into reimbursement rates, eliminate differential payments based on facility, encourage small organizations to share resources, and include fixed payments for certain patients.

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