March 24, 2016
by Kahaliah Richards
American doctors will increasingly be paid according to the outcome of the healthcare services they deliver. Just seeing the patient will no longer be sufficient for payment by the insurer or Medicare/Medicaid. Rather, it is the results from medical services which matter.
Recently, a panel of federal government and insurers released seven groups of measures, each tailored to a type of care: cardiology, gastroenterology, HIV and hepatitis C, oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, and primary care.
Let’s look at what the primary care metrics are:
The idea is that the physician must meet these metrics to receive payment in full.
So, how might this outcomes-driven reimbursement apply to dental care? Here are some possibilities for the insurers and government agencies to pay the dentist:
The simple truth is that if insurers and governments want to reduce their cost of dental care for their clients, and improve outcomes at the same time, these simple measures for quality would go a long way.
For more, please visit: http://partnersinprevention.ca/improving-outcomes-from-dental-care/.
By: Ross Perry
SOURCED: Partners In Prevention – www.partnersinprevention.ca
When it comes to dental care, results matter! This is not only true for the patients, but the dentists as well. It’s important to find a dentist that is fully committed to your oral health.
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