It is the position of the AAFP that every reasonable effort should be made to devise a reliable payment system (fee-for-service, capitation, or at-risk contracts) that emphasizes increased payment for cognitive skills relative to procedural skills; that acknowledges and pays for case management services as necessary to the provision of continuous, comprehensive patient care; and that encourages and pays for preventive care and appropriate health maintenance services.
The AAFP believes that any payment system must address the following principles:
(2001) (2009 COD)
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