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PROMETHEUS Fails to Enlighten Mankind

According to legend, Prometheus (the Greek Titan) brought fire and enlightenment to mankind. Unfortunately, PROMETHEUS (the payment system) has has not shed any positive light on the concept of payment reform. The fee-for-service payment system, the [...]

November 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Reforming Reimbursement

Many provisions in the Affordable Care Act make minor tweaks to the payment strategy for physicians accepting Medicare. A survey of doctors predicts which options are most likely to be successful. National health expenditures amounted to $2.3 [...]

January 10, 2011 // 2 Comments

Creating New Payment Strategies in Medicare

Traditional fee-for-service payments for health care services are inefficient and reward volume over quality. Likewise, the separate payments for outpatient, acute care, and subacute care do not promote coordination of services. Among the many [...]

August 16, 2010 // 1 Comment

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