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Fee-for-service could be replaced by bundled payments

By Hicbd
Fri Nov 9 2012 1:26 pm

Fee-for-service can encourage doctors to do more tests, surgeries, and prescribe more medicine which may not be in the patient's best long term interest. Bundled payments or annual per patient fees means doctors could be paid on a capitation system linked to outcomes, encouraging doctors to focus on activities that deliver health benefits at a lower cost to the system.

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http://www.innovations.cms.gov/initiatives/bundled-payments/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundled_payment
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/saving-by-the-bundle/

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Healthcare U.S. Healthcare

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