Administration Pushing New Payment Models

NCPPR calls for “drastic changes” to fee-for-service

Jordan C. Apfeld, BA; Daniel J. Stinner, MD; A. Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC; and Manish K. Sethi, MD

Three years after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) became law, the American healthcare system continues to struggle with both high costs and irregular quality. Critics argue that both problems can be attributed to the fee-for-service (FFS) payment structure, which they maintain encourages physicians to provide extraneous services without regard to outcomes.

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