"ProvenCareSM": a provider-driven pay-for-performance program for acute episodic cardiac surgical care.

OBJECTIVE To test whether an integrated delivery system could successfully implement an evidence-based pay-for-performance program for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. METHODS The program consisted of 3 components: (1) establishing implementable best practices; (2) developing risk-based pricing; (3) establishing a mechanism for patient… (More)