While almost 80 percent of Maine physicians surveyed agreed that the current fee-for-service system should be restructured to align payment with optimal clinical care, only 50 percent indicated they are preparing for payment reform measures, such as accountable care organizations.
This was just one result of a survey of physicians on payment reform. MeHAF recently funded the survey, which was conducted by the Maine Medical Association (on behalf of the Maine Medical Education Trust) as part of a grants program focused on both payment reform and delivery system redesign. MeHAF awarded three rounds of grants with a goal of catalyzing and linking payment reform efforts in the state. Maine Medical Education Trust received a grant in the third round of funding, which emphasized efforts that would reach parts of the health care system that were not yet fully engaged in payment reform. Read "Watchful Waiting by Physicians on Payment Reform: Results from a Foundation-funded Survey."
The blog on the survey results was authored by Jennifer Reck, Director of Grants Management for the Maine Medical Association, and Barbara Leonard, MeHAF Vice President for Programs. Read the post in its entirety on the Health Affairs/GrantWatch site here.
Thank you for contacting us!
Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!