What is it about?

To investigate the impact of provider payment reforms and associated care delivery models on cost and quality in cancer care. There is a gap between the full potential of serious payment models and what we currently observe. The current models are unable to effectively address the cost problems hence we need a more serious agenda for payment reform in cancer care and elsewhere too. With a fast-aging population and bad lifestyle habits, the need for cancer care increases at a faster pace and absent a significant change in the payment system, the cancer care would become unbearable in the future for many insurance companies and patients.

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Why is it important?

It has a critical unbiased assessment of a full array of payment models and payment reforms different from what the policy makers want us to believe. This study shows that the current payment models are not yielding what we were promised and the costs remain an unresolved problem in the US healthcare system be it in cancer care or other areas of care.

Perspectives

There is a gap between the full potential of serious payment models and what we currently observe. The current models are unable to effectively address the cost problems hence we need a more serious agenda for payment reform in cancer care and elsewhere too. With a fast-aging population and bad lifestyle habits, the need for cancer care increases at a faster pace and absent a significant change in the payment system, the cancer care would become unbearable in the future for many insurance companies and patients.

Dr. Moaven Razavi
Brandeis University

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This page is a summary of: The impact of provider payment reforms and associated care delivery models on cost and quality in cancer care: A systematic literature review, PLoS ONE, April 2019, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214382.
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