Episode 11: Misconceptions About Patient Care in a Prospective Payment Environment
Physicians have expressed apprehension at the idea of moving to prospective payment and a fair amount ties to concerns over the resources and bandwidth required for patient care. In this episode, we talk about some of the worries that network physicians have expressed, and how they can be addressed to ensure a smoother path toward a more comprehensive care model.
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With the U.S. underinvesting in ambulatory care, patients avoiding preventive visits and PCPs still overburdened, new IT and staffing strategies are needed. But one expert says fee-for-service payments are standing in the way.
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