by Chelsea Taylor, Caren Althauser, Alice Ogink
Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN), April 2017
An effective provider payment system is a critical stepping stone to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Provider payment systems consist of one or more provider payment methods and all supporting systems, such as contracting and reporting mechanisms, information systems, and financial management systems. Nearly every country that is working toward UHC is developing or improving strategic provider payment systems. This toolkit is a step-by-step guidance on using data analytics to monitor health provider payment systems, identify trends, track whether payment systems are supporting health system objectives, and get timely information on any unintended consequences.