Fee-for-Value Reimbursements: The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same
There is much angst among physicians over what healthcare reforms will mean for their payments. Many wonder if physicians’ payments will be capitated or if they will be penalized for failure to achieve cost and quality targets while others wonder if their services will be valued at all in Fee-for-Value models. Leading physician innovators will make the case that most new payment models will continue to rely on a modified Fee-for-Service (FFS) system to ensure that individual physicians are appropriately reimbursed. Attendees will appreciate that the key innovations of global budgets and other new payment models are not a replacement of FFS, but rather, the ability to aggregate, analyze and use clinical and claims data in new ways that better enable them to control costs and moderate volume. Finally, understand how these innovations are giving a growing number of physicians the confidence to partner with other healthcare stakeholders in risk-based payment arrangements. Should you have technical questions, please call the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Direct content-related questions to Jason Scull at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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