Payment Changes: A Catalyst for Quality

Jacobson, Catherine
September 2010
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Fall2010, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p33
In this article the author discusses the new payment mechanisms in healthcare reform legislation in the U.S. She notes that payment mechanisms such as bundled payments and accountable care organizations are meant to further reduce utilization. She adds that a major catalyst for the emphasis on quality in our healthcare system was the seminal 1999 report of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). INSET: Payment Changes: A Catalyst for Quality.


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