Payer-Provider Partnerships: Lesson Five

Payment Issues

Kathleen Kerr, Consultant, Kerr Healthcare Analytics
Kate Meyers, Senior Program Officer, High-Value Care


Determining the right payment mechanisms and amounts requires that both payer and provider have a solid understanding of care delivery costs.

  • Understand costs and cost drivers
  • Anticipate negotiation and renegotiation
  • Consider layering payment mechanisms
  • Financial negotiations can be difficult

This lesson is part of a series on successful payer-provider partnerships in community-based palliative care. Learn more here.