Determine the benefits of P4P on patients. Under the fee-for-service payment model, the healthcare system was filled with a lot of patient dissatisfaction. This was mainly caused by the conduct of the healthcare providers who were driven by the financial incentive of performing as many services as possible (Sura & Shah, 2010). On the other end, some of these services were irrelevant to the treatment process, which left patients paying much money with less amount of satisfaction. As a result, the healthcare system accumulated numerous flaws, which regularly fell on the patients’ side. With the introduction of the P4P program, healthcare providers are discouraged from performing unnecessary services, and as a result, their treatment processes are more patient-oriented. Also, the P4P program encourages providers to concentrate more on preventive care, which yields more benefits than the treatment process. As a result, the patient benefits from preventive care by reducing the potential costs to have been incurred in the overall treatment process (Sura & Shah, 2010).
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