If you are comparing a capitated model to a fee for service, one of the biggest differences is that in the capitated case, providers will be paid the same amount regardless of whether they use the services or not. It can benefit both parties as this helps to ensure financial stability and at the same allows healthcare organizations to maintain consistency in quality care because there is less pressure to treat patients excessively.
The providers of fee-for-service may feel more inclined to do additional testing or treatment in an environment where they are able to increase their revenues. In this model, the costs of providing care can be increased due to billing errors and unnecessary treatments. This could lead to a loss in profits. Understanding the differences between capitated models and fee-for service can ultimately help companies make better decisions about their financial status.