Capitation methods of reimbursement discussion

For this discussion, you will make your initial post on Capitation methods of reimbursement. The reimbursement method you will be discussing in your initial post is Capitation. See the table below, and then post an argument on your topic that explains why your method of reimbursement is the best method for the U.S. healthcare system.

Method 2: Capitation 

In your initial post:

  • Examine how this reimbursement model has positively influenced the overall U.S. health care system.
  • Identify how this reimbursement model evolved as a solid and crucial part of the health care system.
  • Determine how this reimbursement model has positively influenced cost, quality, and access of care.

Your original post should be at least 350 words with at least two scholarly sources that support your view.




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Greenwald, L. M., Levy, J. M., & Ingber, M. J. (2000). Favorable Selection in the Medicare+Choice Program: New Evidence. Health Care Financing Review, 21(3), 127.

Hutchison, B. (2000). Needs-Based Primary Medical Care Capitation: Development and Evaluation of Alternative Approaches. Health Care Management Science, 3(2), 89-99.

Brunoni, J., Dolinger, T., Walker, I., Wood, D., & Coustasse, A. (2016). Is Capitation An Effective Tool For Reducing Health Care Cost?. Insights To A Changing World Journal, 2016(1), 237-252.

Malish, R. G. (2016). Capitation as an Incentive for Transitioning to Patient-Centered Medical Homes in the United States Army: A Brief Report. Military Medicine, 181(10), 1228-1234. doi:10.7205/MILMED-D-15-00541

Sorbero M, Dick A, Zwanziger J, Mukamel D, Weyl N. The Effect of Capitation on Switching Primary Care Physicians. Health Services Research [serial online]. February 2003;38(1):191-209. Available from: Academic Search Complete, Ipswich, MA. Accessed January 8, 2017.

DardenMBA. (2010, May 3). Hospital Billing: Reimbursements, DRGs, ICD-9s, etc.[Video file]. Retrieved from 

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