“ProvenCareSM”: A Provider-Driven Pay-for-Performance Program for Acute Episodic Cardiac Surgical Care

@article{Casale2007ProvenCareSMAP,
  title={“ProvenCareSM”: A Provider-Driven Pay-for-Performance Program for Acute Episodic Cardiac Surgical Care},
  author={Alfred S. Casale and Ronald A. Paulus and Mark J Selna and Michael C Doll and Albert Bothe and Karen E. McKinley and Scott A. Berry and Duane E Davis and Richard J Gilfillan and Bruce H. Hamory and Glenn D. Steele},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={246},
  pages={613-623}
}
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 engagement. Surgeons reviewed all class I and IIa “2004 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines for CABG Surgery” and… 
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