Journal article

Towards incentivising integration: A typology of payments for integrated care

Jonathan Stokes, Verena Struckmann, Soren Rud Kristensen, Sabine Fuchs, Ewout van Ginneken, Apostolos Tsiachristas, Maureen Rutten van Molken, Matt Sutton

Health Policy | Elsevier | Published : 2018


Traditional provider payment mechanisms may not create appropriate incentives for integrating care. Alternative payment mechanisms, such as bundled payments, have been introduced without uniform definitions, and existing payment typologies are not suitable for describing them. We use a systematic review combined with example integrated care programmes identified from practice in the Horizon2020 SELFIE project to inform a new typology of payment mechanisms for integrated care. The typology describes payments in terms of the scope of payment (Target population, Time, Sectors), the participation of providers (Provider coverage, Financial pooling/sharing), and the single provider/patient involve..

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Awarded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Funding Acknowledgements

The SELFIE project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 634288. The content of this publication reflects only the SELFIE groups' views and the European Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained herein. We would like to acknowledge all members of the SELFIE consortium for their support in the development of the project and contributions to this publication. SRK was additionally supported by the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.