In a conversation with California Healthline, Suzanne Delbanco — executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform — discussed strategies for transforming health care payment models in the U.S.
Delbanco outlined different ways of changing payment structures, including:
- Linking payments to health care provider performance;
- Removing incentives for delivering excess or redundant medical services; and
- Setting reference prices for particular types of services.
Delbanco said the goal of CPR is to “jump start a movement toward changing the way we pay for health care in the United States, so that a greater proportion of payment is either tied to performance somehow or is actually designed to cut waste out of the system.” (California Healthline, 3/23).
The complete transcript of this report is available as a PDF.