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In value-based care, new kinds of disputes

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”Some believe ‘we’re going to see more of these price disputes than less,’ said Texas A&M health economist Michael Morrisey, because true price transparency has not yet permeated the consumer market and negotiations remain veiled in secrecy.”
Still, Richard Hirth, a health-policy professor at the University of Michigan, told Modern Healthcare,  ”value-based reimbursement might decrease price conflicts  because it should, hypothetically, result in more collaborative, less wasteful care.

“If their incentives are a little more aligned, they obviously have less to fight about,” Hirth said.

The news service said: ”Experts predict that determining lump-sum payments, quality metrics to be used for bonuses or penalties, and arrangements for how shared savings should be split will be the new payment bargaining chips.”



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