Escaping the Addiction – From Preferred Payer to Rational PricingRational Pricing A proposal to reform current health care market, from a 'preferred payer' system ... Government-funded healthcare;Health care costs;Health economics;Payment reforms=Health care payment reforms; 9549 ...
Description: A proposal to reform current health care market, from a 'preferred payer' system, in which Medicare and Medicaid pay less than the true cost while others must then pay more, to a 'value for money' system. This would be achieved by requiring providers to bill all patients the same rate for the same services, with a standard bundling format to make all providers' rate differences transparent. Differences between billed charges and what Medicare pays would be made up by the Medicare patient, rather than subsidized by those outside of Medicare.Hide
- Authors: Hobson Carroll
- Date: Sep 2010
- Competency: Leadership>Thought leadership; Professional Values>Public interest representation; Strategic Insight and Integration>Big picture view
- Publication Name: Health Watch
- Topics: Health & Disability>Payment models; Health & Disability>Public financing - Health & Disability; Public Policy; Public Policy; Social Insurance>Medicaid; Social Insurance>Medicare