Authors: Dr. Han Win Htat, Alex Ergo, and Daniel Crapper
Published: August 2017
Resource Description: This is the third 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 aims to 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.