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Payment Reform

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.

Health Care Cost: Small Fixes Won't Cut It

James R. Knickman | Posted 04.10.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

The CBO recently issued a disheartening report showing that 10 Medicare demonstration projects designed to reduce health care costs were largely ineffective. The results were discouraging, but perhaps not entirely surprising.