Pros and Cons of Provider Payment Methods

In preparing for this discussion, read Chapter 5 of the course text. For your initial post, address the following in the discussion forum:

  • Explain the pros and cons of four provider payment methods: (a) fee-for-service; (b) capitation; (c) global capitation; and (d) bundled payment.
  • Based upon your review on the above payment methods, what is your recommendation for the mainstream of provider payment(s)? Be sure to include a detailed account of the benefits and risks.

Your initial post should be  300 words. Support your response with a minimum of twoscholarly sources that were published in the last five years

This is the book: Kongstvedt, P. R. (2012). Essentials of managed health care (6th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers

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