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Pay for Performance (P4P)

Does Pay-For-Performance Improve Outcomes?

Throughout the modern history of medicine, health care has been paid for in a “fee-for-service” framework – physicians performed services and physicians were paid for those services accordingly. A common criticism is that fee-for-service [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Reducing Never Events is no Easy Task

The Hospital-Acquired Condition—Present on Admission (HAC-POA) program of 2008 was one of the first federal initiatives to reduce hospital payments on the basis of adverse events. It prevents hospitals from being reimbursed by Medicare for the [...]

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Delivery System Reforms: Delivering Value?

Restructuring health care delivery to reduce costs and improve quality is a fundamental part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a response to the long history of high domestic healthcare spending with suboptimal outcomes. In fact, the ACA mandated [...]

December 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

P4P and Multiple Chronic Conditions

Federal (P4P) programs are rapidly evolving from financial incentives for delivering quality health care to financial penalties for failing to meet quality metrics. This policy shift will have significant consequences for many providers, especially [...]

August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

Taking a Lesson from Taiwan

Government payers like are attempting to move away from the current fee-for-service model of health care billing—which some believe provides incentive for doctors to perform unnecessary tests and procedures—in favor of a new payment model: [...]

January 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

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