Contents tagged with fee-for-service
Direct primary care: An alternative to fee-for-service
By Kate Alfano
Unlimited time with patients, decreased practice overhead, less exposure to risk, fewer medical errors, zero … more
Providers must obtain palivizumab vaccine for FFS patients through VDP
Providers prescribing palivizumab to fee-for-service Medicaid patients must now get the vaccine through the … more
Trading Volume for Value
Can we solve the country’s health care cost crisis by aligning payment incentives with desired outcomes in a new era of austerity?
As worry builds over the … more
By Roland A. Goertz, M.D., M.B.A.
What is it that makes American health care so expensive compared to every other developed country? I am often asked that question, and giving an accurate or simple answer is difficult. Instead of a long list of items that underlie the problem, I will describe four well-intended processes that I believe have created an inherently inflationary model of care. We have all benefited from the creation of the four processes, but we now pay a huge price for maintaining them.