Performance of reimbursement schemes in valuation of technologies: the example of magnetic resonance imaging

Blankart, Carl Rudolf Berchtold; Schreyögg, J; Busse, R (2008). Performance of reimbursement schemes in valuation of technologies: the example of magnetic resonance imaging. Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine, 16(3), pp. 171-182.

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Different reimbursement schemes for health care providers have been developed worldwide. They have evolved over time and have been influenced by politics, costs, patient needs and technological progress. Different methods in the valuation of technologies and their reflection in outpatient reimbursement schemes are analyzed. Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as an example, five different reimbursement schemes from four countries are compared according to defined performance criteria. Major differences in the structure and valuation of internationally used reimbursement schemes are presented; Prices for Neurocranium MRI scans vary from euro98 to euro462 and large discrepancies can even be found within the same country. There are politically driven reimbursement schemes like the German Gebührenordnung für 'A'rzte, while others such as the Swiss TARMED are primarily based on actual costs.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

11 Centers of Competence > Center of Comptetence for Public Management (KPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Blankart, Carl Rudolf Berchtold

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0928-7329

Language:

English

Submitter:

Carl Rudolf Berchtold Blankart

Date Deposited:

05 Apr 2018 17:21

Last Modified:

05 Apr 2018 17:21

PubMed ID:

18641437

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/112010

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