What is meant by payment reform?
WASHINGTON – Experts say the federal HITECH Act should be "wedded to a strong commitment to provider payment reform" to push transformation in the nation's healthcare system.
What precisely, is meant by payment reform? Does it mean an end to double billing, where both private insurer and medicare are billed 100% for a procedure (common practice)? And end of doctors giving two different names to the same procedure and billing twice (again, a common practice)? Or something else?
None of the reforms that are being offered seem to involve giving care to those who presently do without?