Complete the Methods of Reimbursement Worksheet by describing each method of reimbursement and the potential impact that this method has on the clinical practice.
Select three different methods of reimbursement from the list below. Note your three selections in the Method of Reimbursement column:
- Fee for service
- Episode of care
- Patient Self-Pay
- Medicare or Medicaid
In the “Description” column, discuss specifically how each program pays the providers. Other aspects of the program, such as patient’s eligibility, percentage of the population covered by the program, etc. are not relevant for the objective of this assignment.
In the “Impact in the Clinical Practice” column, indicate how the particular type of payment positively or negatively impacts the way a provider practices, the benefits and/or risks to a provider, and the benefits and/or risks to the patient.