Just Read: Fee-For-Service, While Much Maligned, Remains The Dominant Payment Method For Physician Visits

The title says it all. From the current issue of Health Affairs (@Health_Affairs).

Note that the study looked at actual visits booked by physicians so it doesn’t capture payments made to physicians for patients who didn’t visit.

It can be a confusing world when a health professional is trained and emotionally incented to be rewarded for health but not physically/financially. That confusion doesn’t exist in integrated care, where as Ezra Klein (@EzraKlein) so eloquently put it in the Weeds Podcast recently:

Thanks to Health Affairs for hosting the briefing around physician practice yesterday in Washington, DC

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