In search of model behavior: New payment approaches seek to address flawed fee-for-service system

Webber, Andrew
November 2011
Modern Healthcare;11/7/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 45, p30
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The author asserts that new healthcare payment and delivery options are necessary to solve the rising costs and inconsistent quality in the U.S. healthcare industry. He says that the National Business Coalition on Health argues that the fee-for-service system by which physicians are paid is a key contributor to the problem. He adds that the bundled payment model has generated significant excitement, wherein the payment is made for all services that the patient is expected to use.


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