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Primer on Payment Reform: Rewarding Value Over Volume

Sep 24, 2012 - This is the topic page for AAFP News Now's special report on health care payment and delivery reform.

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report.html

Primary Care Has Fundamental Role in Emerging Payment Models, Says Health Care Policy, ...

Sep 21, 2012 - Robert Berenson, M.D., is an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and an expert in Medicare and health care policy. He served as the head of Medicare payment policy for the agency now known as CMS in the late 1990s and as an assistant director of the White House domestic policy staff...

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report/20120921berensonqa.html

Glossary of Terms

Sep 21, 2012 - This glossary provides definitions for a number of terms related to the AAFP News Now special report Primer on Payment Reform: Rewarding Value Over Volume.

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report/20120921paymentsrglossary.html

Contract Negotiations: Compensation Important, but Far From Only Factor

Sep 21, 2012 - As the demand for family physicians continues to outpace that for other specialists and subspecialists and incentive compensation formulas transition from rewarding quantity to rewarding quality, more hospitals, health systems and large physician practices are employing FPs. That said, ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report/20120921contractnegotiations.html

Measuring, Documenting Care Vital to Success With New Payment Models

Sep 21, 2012 - It seems clear that payment for health care services in the United States is transitioning from the fee-for-service model into something more collaborative. Exactly what shape that something will take remains in doubt, but regardless of which model or models the industry settles on, ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report/20120921specrpt-document.html

Taming Payment and Delivery Model Monsters

Sep 21, 2012 - Allan Goroll, M.D., wants to make sure that family physicians -- indeed all primary care physicians -- understand what they need to do to get in the health care delivery and payment reform game to ensure they have the financial resources necessary to achieve better health outcomes and ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report/20120921specrpt-paymentmodels.html

New Health Care Models Take Lessons From Past Reform Efforts

Sep 21, 2012 - As an FP practicing in the 1990s, FP Joe Scherger, M.D., initially was excited about managed care, believing -- like many primary care physicians -- that managed care would create a central role for primary care while promoting the delivery of appropriate care. But as the 1990s ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report/20120921specrpt-managedcare.html

Rural America Waits Impatiently for Primary Care Payment Reform

Sep 21, 2012 - Even as public and private payment incentives -- created around health delivery reform initiatives -- sweep the United States, many of America's rural family physicians feel overlooked and left out. With fewer internal and external resources; less revenue; and an overabundance of older,...

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report/20120921specrpt-rural.html

Payment and Delivery Models Toolbox for FPs

Sep 21, 2012 - Family physicians are dealing with a lot of issues tied to health care reform and the introduction of a variety of new delivery of care and payment models. There are resources available, however, that can help FPs sort out one model from another and, thus, help them anticipate the ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report/20120921specrpt-toolbox.html

Family Physicians Are 'Linchpin' of Health Care Reform Efforts

Sep 21, 2012 - Although the overall increase in health care costs in the United States has slowed recently, there still is an overwhelming consensus that the cost of health care in this country is unsustainable and more must be done to improve the quality of care. In response to this growing crisis, ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Primer on Payment Reform

https://www.aafp.org/news/payment-special-report/20120921specrptoverview.html

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