Health Care In Transition: Fee For Service Vs. Pay For Performance
It's a daunting challenge: How do you improve patient care while lowering health care costs? Many health innovators and reformers believe the current "fee for service" system, which rewards doctors and hospitals based on volume, is outdated and unsustainable. Instead, they are experimenting with new "pay for performance" models with a focus on preventive care, coordination between doctors and ways to lower readmission rates. Kojo explores how hospital systems and providers are adapting to the changing health care environment.