Commonwealth Fund Faults Fee For Service

The Commonwealth Fund published a survey of health care opinion leaders' point of view on health care reform.  Those surveyed don't believe that fee for service is compatible with encouraging quality and cost-effectiveness. 

Interestingly, the surveyed experts also have diminished enthusiasm for increased consumer cost sharing. There is also support for increasing payment for primary care and negotiating pharmaceutical pricing.  

The survey included 222 health care leaders, and was performed by Harris Interactive.