Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'pay-for-performance'

Physician Suggests Caution with P4P

Physician pay-for-performance programs are frequently in the news as Medicare and many other payors inplement them. In today's New York Times, Long Island cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar takes a thoughtful look at the downside to P4P: Doctors have seldom been rewarded...

Minnesota Medical Association Turns the Tables, Ranks Insurers' P4P Programs

Turnabout is fair play, at least idiomatically speaking: In their most confrontational move yet, the [Minnesota Medical A]ssociation turned the tables on insurers by ranking nine of the so-called pay-for-performance programs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ranked at...

Study Questions Effectiveness of Pay-for-Performance

The Washington Post reports on a study that shows paying hospitals additional money for compliance with specific performance measures doesn't necessarily improve patient care. Or, more specifically, doesn't improve patient care any better than voluntary quality improvement: In 2003, the...

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