Resource Type: Publication
Authors: Daniel Crapper, Dr. Han Win Htat, Alex Ergo, and Dr. Phyo Myat Aung
Published: May 2017
Resource Description: This is the first in a series of briefs examining practical considerations in the design and implementation of a strategic purchasing pilot project among private general practitioners (GPs) in Myanmar. This pilot will start developing the important functions of, and provide valuable lessons around, contracting of health providers and purchasing that will contribute to the broader health financing agenda. More specifically, it is introducing a blended payment system that mixes capitation payments and performance-based incentives to reduce households’ out-of-pocket spending and to incentivize providers to deliver an essential package of primary care services.