Fairness in prospective payment: a clustering approach.

  title={Fairness in prospective payment: a clustering approach.},
  author={Th Stefos and N Lavall{\'e}e and Frank Holden},
  journal={Health services research},
  volume={27 2},
Problems of fairness in prospective payment have existed since the inception of this regulatory method in the early 1980s. While prospective payment ostensibly has sought to reward efficient producers and provide disincentives for inefficient producers of health care, many hospitals have been penalized financially as a consequence of facing systematic factors beyond their control. This article defines homogenous peer groups of Department of Veterans Affairs providers for the purpose of… CONTINUE READING

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