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Tufts' Roosevelt: More than one payment model needed to align goals, achieve quality

WBUR CommonHealth blog, April 13, 2009

James Roosevelt Jr., president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan in Boston, writes that changes to physician payments are an opportunity to discuss quality standards for patients. Roosevelt warns there is no "one size fits all" when creating provider contracts, and Tufts uses a variety of payment models depending on the type of business, the provider, and the doctor's ability to invest in infrastructure to manage care.