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Fee-For-Service, While Much Maligned, Remains The Dominant Payment Method For Physician Visits.

Authors
  • Zuvekas, Samuel H1
  • Cohen, Joel W2
  • 1 Samuel H. Zuvekas ([email protected]) is a senior economist in the Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in Rockville, Maryland.
  • 2 Joel W. Cohen is director of the Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, AHRQ.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Health affairs (Project Hope)
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2016
Volume
35
Issue
3
Pages
411–414
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1291
PMID: 26953294
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Recent concerted efforts have sought to shift provider payment away from fee-for-service and toward risk-based alternatives. Despite these efforts, fee-for-service not only remains the dominant payment method but has continued to grow, with nearly 95 percent of all physician office visits in 2013 reimbursed in this fashion.

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