Part I – Paying for Hospital Services
Discuss (in about 2-3 pages) the advantage and disadvantage of the following hospital payment systems on cost containment and provider behavior:
- Per diem
- The DRG-based payment system (i.e., Medicare’s Inpatient Prospective Payment System)
Part II – Paying for Physician Services
Using the background materials and the information you find from the literature and on the Internet, respond (in about 2-3 pages) to the following questions:
1. Discuss the difference in Medicare payment methods for outpatient services and physician services.
2. Discuss the difference between bundled payments and global payments.