Global Payments (Global Capitation)

Global payments (global capitation) are fixed payments for which providers are given a pre-specified amount per patient (dependent on demographic data and other considerations) for a time period such as a month or a year. This payment schema places the burden of risk on the provider who will be responsible for delivering comprehensive acute, chronic, and preventive care during that time period for that all-inclusive payment.
Health Information Exchange and Interoperability – A Health Information Exchange (HIE) is an initiative focused on the electronic exchange of healthcare data between healthcare stakeholders. The exchange typically includes clinical, administrative, and financial data across a medical care and coverage area. Interoperability refers to the ability to connect to two or more disparate systems, for example, a disease registry and a payer claims database, for the sharing of permissible secure information via standardized protocols and exchanges.

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