Paying Wisely: Reforming Incentives to Promote Evidence-Based Decisions at the Point of Care
AbstractThis white paper describes how current financial incentives in the fee-for-service (FFS) system can lead to the over- and underuse of services at the point of care by physicians and other clinicians. It explores prominent payment reform models and concludes that no single approach consistently rewards evidence-based care. The paper also suggests that more targeted use of these modelsâ€”grounded in recalibrated FFSâ€”might be the most effective way to neutralize incentives and facilitate evidence-based decision making at the point of care.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7571.
Date of creation: 30 Oct 2012
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Reforming Incentives; Evidence-Based Decisions; Point of Care; Health;
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- Steven Simoens & Antonio Giuffrida, 2004. "The Impact of Physician Payment Methods on Raising the Efficiency of the Healthcare System: An International Comparison," Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Springer Healthcare | Adis, vol. 3(1), pages 39-46.
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