Table 1.

Physician remuneration models

REMUNERATION MODELDESCRIPTION
FFSPhysicians are compensated by the government for each service rendered
Reformed-FFSPhysicians receive a base payment that covers certain services and they bill FFS for other services
CapitationPhysicians receive a set fee for each patient on their roster. The fee might be adjusted by age, sex, or morbidity
Capitation and family health teamPhysicians receive a set fee for each patient, as well as funding to work together with other professionals to provide primary health care for a community
Community health centrePhysicians are compensated by salary, often based on units of time
OtherThis category includes 10 separate and relatively uncommon remuneration models
  • FFS—fee for service.