Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services - Global Budgets

The AHA Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities examined ways in which the access to and delivery of care could be improved. The global budget strategy may provide the flexibility needed for hospitals in vulnerable communities to provide care in a manner that best fits their communities’ needs. Global budgets also can provide financial certainty through fair payments and incentives that contain cost growth and improve quality. Generally, global budget payments provide a fixed amount of reimbursement for a fixed period of time for a specified population, regardless of the volume or intensity of services provided.

View the complete Task Force Report here.


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