Pay-for-performance approach proves beneficial in German clinic

WARSAW, Poland — A pay-for-performance system recently introduced at Bellevue Eye Hospital, Kiel, Germany, could set a model for quality-based payment in ophthalmology.“In German hospitals, we receive a fixed price for procedures. For cataract surgery, it is on average €450 to €500, independent of the quality of the service we provide,” Jörg Förster, CEO of Bellevue Eye Hospital, said at the winter meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. “A goal of modern health care is to develop a payment system in which payment is geared not (Read more...)

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