Managed Care and Capitation

The rising health care costs are an ongoing issue in Swiss politics. Therefore, approaches are looked for how cost-saving behavior of patients and providers can be rewarded. One possible form is the compensation of networks of doctors or group practices with risk-adjusted capitation payments. The CSS Institute developed a calculation method for the capitation. These models have become a success story, especially in the first decade of the 21st Century pulling the market out of long-standing deficits.