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Innovating Healthcare Payment Systems: Moving Beyond the Fee-for-Service Model

Amy Guan | Posted 07.05.2013 | Impact
Amy Guan

Under the FFS system, doctors are paid based on the number of medical services such as operations, procedures, and tests ordered. As a result, the payment structure encourages physicians to deliver care based on quantity, but does not fiscally incentivize improving patient outcomes.

Dr. Brent James Could Be Health Care's Saving Grace

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The health care debate of 2009 has had so many moving parts that it has sometimes seemed impossible to follow. The crisis behind the debate, though, i...