Gainsharing and Shared Savings Efforts

Minich-Pourshadi, Karen
August 2012
HealthLeaders Magazine;Aug2012, p44
The article focuses on gainsharing and shared savings for healthcare organizations. The two models that aim to reduce costs without negatively impacting care quality are differentiated wherein gainsharing targets device and supply usage while shared savings targets specific patient populations. Gainsharing being difficult to implement is discussed wherein it tends to work only for a subset of physicians and an opinion from the U.S. Office of Inspector General has to be secured.


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