It is no secret that fee-for-service models incentivize physicians and health systems to perform more tasks than may be needed. Such models leave industry fragmentation in their wake as organizations revert to frantic revenue chasing. But can the high levels of U.S. health care spending really be attributed mostly to fee-for-service models? In this podcast Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interviews Dr. Michael K. Gusmano, professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health, to examine how physician payments are set in France, Germany, and Japan. Access the podcast here.
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