Health Policy Workshop
The Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa), The Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) and The Tilburg Law and Economic Center of Tilburg University (TILEC) jointly organize a series of Health Policy Workshops. These workshops cover relevant and highly debated topics in health care, and provide a platform for knowledge exchange and discussion between policy makers and researchers working in this field.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), The Hague, The Netherlands.
Increasing costs in the health care sector impose a financial burden on national agendas. Therefore governments try to induce physicians to reduce costs. Also health insurers are looking for ways to reduce their costs. One possibility is to allow physicians to share in cost savings (using capitation payments instead of fee for service). Or by explicitly setting budgets for providers. Do such financial incentives work at all? And if they work, are lower costs achieved by providing lower quality? Is it possible to give physicians incentives to adjust quality to an optimal level; or is there not enough information to achieve this? With the growing costs of health care, the need for physician financial incentives becomes more recognized and the question of their design gains importance.
This Health Policy Workshop will present different views and international experiences on physician incentives.
SpeakersProf. Ariel Pakes, Harvard University, Department of Economics, USA
Prof. Hugh Gravelle, University of York, Centre for Health Economics, UK
Drs. Johan van Manen, Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa), The Netherlands
|12:30-13:00||Registration and tea/coffee|
|13:00-13:10||Welcome by Jan Boone, TILEC|
|13:10-13:20||Introduction by Leon van Halder, Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS)|
|13:20-14:05||Presentation 1: Ariel Pakes, Harvard University, Department of Economics, USA||Title: 'Hospital Choice, Hospital Prices, and Financial Incentives to Physicians'|
|14:25-15:10||Presentation 2: Hugh Gravelle, University of York, Centre for Health Economics, UK||Title: 'Paying general practitioners for quality: intended and unintended consequences for patients and doctors'|
|15:30-16:15||Presentation 3: Johan van Manen, Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa), The Netherlands||Title: "Paying for performance? Past, future and present of regulation of physicians" 'fees in the Netherlands'|
LocationDutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Apollozaal, VWS (Parnassusplein 5, Den Haag)
For directions, please visit the VWS website.
RemarkTo enable free discussions, the Chatham-House rule applies to this Seminar: "When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed".
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