Prospective payment system

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In health care economics, prospective payment system is "a system wherein reimbursement rates are set, for a given period of time, prior to the circumstances giving rise to actual reimbursement claims."[1]

A prospective payment system is a type of financial risk sharing.


  1. Anonymous (2021), Prospective payment system (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.