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Retrospective Reimbursement Analysis

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Retrospective reimbursement method was based on actual cost the providers assumed the previous year. On this method rates were evaluated retrospectively and costs were used to determined the amount paid to the provider and had no incentive to control cost. On the other hand, prospective reimbursement methods can determine in advance how much a provider is going to get compensated. (Shi & Sing, 2017) The way retrospective reimbursement contain perverse financial incentives happened when institutions increased their profits by increasing costs and this system payment method was based on costs. Due to this issue the method was changed to the prospective to avoid abuse of the system.
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