Myanmar Strategic Purchasing 5: Continuous Learning and Problem Solving

Myanmar Strategic Purchasing 1: Package of Services Myanmar Strategic Purchasing 2: Calculating a Capitation Payment Myanmar Strategic Purchasing 3: Targeting Poor Households Myanmar Strategic Purchasing 4: Introducing Performance-Based Incentives


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Publication
Authors: Alex Ergo, Daniel Crapper, Dr. Han Win Htat and Dr. Phyo Myat Aung
Published: February 2018

Resource Description: This is the fifth 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 incentivize providers to deliver an essential package of primary care services.

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