RESOURCES ON PATIENT-CENTERED PAYMENT
High-quality primary care is an essential component of a high-value healthcare system. Unfortunately, the fee-for-service payment systems currently used by Medicare and most health insurance plans do not support high-quality primary care. Moreover, none of the approaches that have been used or proposed as alternatives to standard fee-for-service payments - including pay-for-performance, medical home payments, and population-based payments - solves these problems, and some can make it even less likely that patients will receive high-quality care.
Patient-Centered Payment for Primary Care describes a better way to pay for primary care, in which:
The report provides a complete design for a Patient-Centered Primary Care Payment system, including all of the details needed for implementation, such as:
In addition to the full report and a video, an Executive Summary, a 2-page description of the payment structure and implementation plan, and an FAQ document are available: