Progress on Payment Reform: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Dr Suzanne Delbanco

Suzanne Delbanco, PhD, MPH, of Catalyst for Payment Reform, and Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, of The Doctor Weighs In, discuss payment reform in the healthcare industry, including quality measurements and accountable care organizations.

The idea that the fee-for-service payment system in the United States has driven up utilization and costs in American healthcare has been common knowledge, which has led to the payment reform movement. In an attempt to correct for fee-for-service, the system layered different incentives on top of the fee-for-service payment method, explained Suzanne Delbanco, PhD, MPH executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform, but more recently there has been shared savings arrangements.

During the latest Managed Care Cast, Delbanco and Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, of The Doctor Weighs In, discuss the latest in payment reform, avoiding perverse incentives, quality measurement, and more. In addition, they discuss accountable care organizations (ACOs) and what employers concerns regarding ACOs are and what they want out of ACOs that provide care for their workers.

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