The Healthcare Industry's Shift from Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Reimbursement

The health care payment system has slowly evolved over the past few decades and at an accelerated pace since the passage of health care reform legislation in 2010.

September 26, 2018

Historically, U.S. health care providers have been reimbursed on a fee-for-service (‘‘FFS’’) basis. But the health care payment system has slowly evolved over the past few decades and at an accelerated pace since the passage of health care reform legislation in 2010. This legislation, the Affordable Care Act, which incorporated a number of initiatives promoting more value-based care, recognized that the traditional FFS model is inherently inefficient because providers are paid every time they provide a service, so the incentive is to provide more services.

Reproduced with permission. Published September 26, 2018. Copyright © 2018 The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

The articles on our website include some of the publications and papers authored by our attorneys, both before and after they joined our firm. The content of these articles should not be taken as legal advice. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or official position of Robins Kaplan LLP.

Disclaimer

Anne M. Lockner

Partner

Member of the Executive Board
Pronouns: she/her

Related Publications

Fall 2020
Conservation Easement Deductions: How Recent Tax Law Developments Have Created A New Area of Legal Malpractice Litigation
Craig Weiner, Qian Julie Wang, Alexander Newman - REAL TALK: The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update Fall 2020
Fall 2020
Don’t Stop the Music: The Intersection Between Insurance and The Music Industry in the Era of COVID-19
Carly Kessler, Lauren Birkenstock - REAL TALK: The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update Fall 2020
Fall 2020
Facing Novel Legal Issues Concerning Facial Recognition Technology in 2020
Reena Jain - REAL TALK: The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update Fall 2020
Fall 2020
Interview with Uzma Saghir, Senior Corporate Counsel at Liberty Mutual
Manleen Singh - REAL TALK: The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update Fall 2020
August 20, 2020
Back to Top