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Reimbursement and Pay for Performance
According to the American Society of Health System Pharmacists the American healthcare system is at a critical juncture. While the proportion of the total GDP spent on healthcare is extraordinarily high the quality of actual care provided is relatively low (2010). In order, to decrease the gap between money spent and quality of care provided, insurance companies and employers in the United States and Europe have adopted a health care provider reimbursement method known as pay for performance.
Traditional reimbursement methods have involved “fee for service,” “capitation” and “salary” and ...