HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Cataract surgery rates and costs related to physician reimbursement methods

CHICAGO A system in which physicians are reimbursed for each procedure they perform (fee-for-service) is associated with a significantly higher rate of cataract surgery and related surgical costs, compared to a system in which physicians receive a lump sum for each patient they manage (contact capitation), according to a study in the December issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

A variety of studies have evaluated the influence of physician incentive and reimbursement systems on the provision of services. Many of those studies have evaluated practice patterns in the primary care setting, and the majority of them confirmed expectations that financial incentives to provide less care result in decreased hospitalization, resource use, and costs, although not universally, according to background information in the article. Under the fee-for-service (FFS) system, physicians are reimbursed for each procedure, and under the contact capitation (CC) system, physicians are provided a lump sum for each patient they manage.

William Shrank, M.D., MSHS, who was with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Care System at the time of the research, and colleagues compared the effects of FFS and CC on cataract extraction rates and costs. (Dr. Shrank is now with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.) The researchers analyzed claims and other data for an average of 91,473 commercial beneficiaries and 14,084 Medicare beneficiaries receiving eye care from a network of ophthalmologists and optometrists in St. Louis, Mo., between 1997 and 1998. The rate of cataract extractions per 1,000 beneficiaries, the costs of cataract procedures, the rates of non-cataract procedures, and the level of professional reimbursement for providers were compared during the final six months of FFS physician reimbursement and the first six months of CC.

"Compared with fee-for-service, contact capitation reimbursement
'"/>

Contact: Amy Smith
617-534-1603
JAMA and Archives Journals
12-Dec-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals
2. Nonsmall cell lung cancer -- chemotherapy before surgery appears better than surgery alone
3. After epilepsy surgery, quality of life related more to seizures than memory
4. Pancreatic surgery riskier for obese patients
5. Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra
6. Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery
7. Same-day coronary angiography and surgery safe for many patients
8. Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
9. Experts debate role of stenting, bypass surgery in left main coronary artery disease
10. Chemotherapy more effective when given before breast cancer surgery
11. Inflammatory system genes linked to cognitive decline after heart surgery

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... With ProGlass Prism users now have ... Users have total control over position, rotation, distortion, edge softness, edge blur, chromatic aberration, ... Pro X. , With ProGlass Prism users are given the tools and effects ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, ... Yisrayl makes an astounding statement when he says that the entire Bible was ... details the current times so plainly that anyone should be able to see the ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) President and CEO Kelly C. ... Dyer started as the Chairman of the Management Committee when IFN was originally formed ... the recruitment of investor/owners and development of the business plan. He became the ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... marketing services, which specializes in thought leadership , media relations, social media, ... and services that will be powered through Act-On, an intuitive marketing automation platform. ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... MI (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... in Charlevoix, once again hosted their Military Wedding Giveaway, with the winning ... hosted by Castle Farms with services generously donated from local vendors: A Matter ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... ITL Limited, ( ASX: ITD ), ... für das zum 31. Dezember 2016 endende Halbjahr ... vorlegen zu können. Eine vollständige Präsentation „Ergebnisse von ... Sie hier . Glanzpunkte ... 2015: 1,04 Millionen USD; +104 %) Gewinn je ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... 2017  Directors from Pharma To Market Pty Ltd and Ador ... resulting in the founding of Pharma To Market Pte Ltd, based ... are pleased to announce their expansion into Asia ... . The company are delighted to appoint Joelle Chia ... Singapore based entity. Joelle brings with her an ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... 2017 Non-alcoholic steatohepataitis (NASH) Pipeline ... drugs being developed for the treatment of ... that are in various phases of development ... on novel pharmacologic drugs & regenerative medicines ... recombinant proteins and RNA-based therapeutics, but excludes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: