Fiscal Fitness: How States Cope

December 2007
State Health Watch;Dec2007, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p1
The article reports on a proposal from Harold Miller of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Institute calling for regional demonstration projects to make progress on payment restructuring in the U.S. health care industry. Miller cites a number of examples of problems with current payment systems, including their inability to pay adequately for many preventive care services. He indicates that any redesigned payment system should try to meet several goals, such as to enable providers to deliver procedures of care in a high-quality manner.


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