The Healthcare Payment Glossary was created by the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (CHQPR) in order to facilitate a better understanding of healthcare payment systems and to create a foundation for developing and discussing payment reform concepts so they can be supported and implemented by all stakeholders — patients, providers, employers, health plans, and government agencies. No commercial funding is used to produce the information and analysis presented on the site.

Additions, corrections, and suggestions for improvements to the content of The Healthcare Payment Glossary are welcome. Comments can submitted to: Glossary@CHQPR.org.

The Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform is a national policy center that facilitates improvements in healthcare payment and delivery systems. Founded in 2008, CHQPR is an internationally-recognized source of unbiased information and assistance on payment and delivery reform. CHQPR’s publications are among the most widely used and highly regarded resources on payment reform in the world. CHQPR has provided information and technical assistance to Congress, federal agencies, national organizations, and to physicians, hospitals, employers, health plans, and government agencies in nearly every state in the U.S. and several other countries to help them design and implement successful payment and delivery system reforms.