Study reveals potential consequences of unregulated provider rate negotiations
February 26, 2010
According to a new study issued by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), and published on the web byHealth Affairs, proposals which support increased integrated care and care coordination could contribute to increased reimbursement rates for private payers. HSC reached this conclusion after observing the effects of increased leverage afforded to California providers for negotiating their reimbursement rates. Researchers also suggest that supporters of such integrated care proposals consider supplementing such proposals with price caps or all-payer rate setting. To read this report, click here.