Physicians who get monthly global payments have better outcomes, UnitedHealth says

Compared to fee-for-service designs, the research study found patients with doctors who were paid worldwide had greater rates of evaluating for breast and colorectal cancer. Their blood sugar level levels were better, and they had more eye examinations. Additionally, clients with physicians in international payment models had higher rates of practical status evaluation and medication review.
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For its research study, UnitedHealth examined more than 5 million of its Medicare Advantage members and tens of thousands of main care doctors on metrics associated with chronic health problems and preventive care..

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Friday, August 14th, 2020
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New research from UnitedHealth Group shows main care physicians who are paid through an international capitation model, which provides physicians a set monthly payment, see much better quality outcomes than physicians paid through fee-for-service designs..