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North Carolina healthcare: pay providers for health, not for visits

Discussion in 'Health' started by Walter, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Walter

    Walter Administrator Staff Member

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    NC, currently tries to establish a new health care model.

    Traditionally, there is a fee-for-service model where Hospitals and doctors get money for each visit or operation or test. Now they try to establish a new model wherethese providers get money based on health outcome. The better they do the more they will earn - this even means that for a bad performance they will have to pay out of their own pocket.

    The ultimate goal is to keep people away from hospital and keep them healthy. And maybe this even lowers the cost of health care.

    There are a few projects in the US working this way but NC seems to be the biggest project, backed by the department of health and the largest insurer.

    More details:
    https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20190206.576299/full/
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Virginia is attempting this as well. Still sorting out how. Medicaid trying to get costs under control. We'll see how it goes.
     
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