Medical Economics June 21, 2022
Jeffrey Bendix

Internists group advocates greater use of prospective payment models, less reliance on fee-for-service in primary care

The American College of Physicians (ACP) wants to prioritize the needs of underserved patient populations and reduce disparities in health outcomes by overhauling how the U.S. pays for and delivers primary care.

In a position paper published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine the ACP outlines six policy recommendations designed to provide more care access to underserved populations, increase focus on care value, and achieve greater equity in health outcomes.

Underlying many of the recommendations is a call for greater use of population-based prospective payment models, including hybrid models combining fee-for-service (FFS) and prospective payments. Such models, the paper says, “not only have the...

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