Selecting Healthcare Providers for Bundled Payments in Healthcare Services
34 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2016 Last revised: 30 Oct 2019
Date Written: December 15, 2016
Identification of competitive healthcare providers is an important issue for successful operation of a bundled payment reimbursement program. We develop a healthcare provider selection framework via data envelopment analysis (DEA) and combinatorial auction (CA). Our goal is to cover target regions with adequate numbers of healthcare providers so as to optimally deploy a bundled payment program across these regions. Our methodology balances bid prices and performance of applicants to cover the entire regions in an equitable manner, allows for provider preferences in selecting the bundle of services, and determines winners taking into account service quality, efficiency and the price of the bundles. Our work provides a practical and systematic selection procedure for payers compared to the extant subjective selection methods.
Keywords: Healthcare, Bundled Payment, Combinatorial Auctions, Winer Determination, Data Envelopment Analysis
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