Link between pay for performance incentives and physician payment mechanisms: evidence from the diabetes management incentive in Ontario.

@article{Kantarevic2013LinkBP,
  title={Link between pay for performance incentives and physician payment mechanisms: evidence from the diabetes management incentive in Ontario.},
  author={Jasmin Kantarevic and Boris Kralj},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={1417-39}
}
Pay for performance (P4P) incentives for physicians are generally designed as additional payments that can be paired with any existing payment mechanism such as a salary, fee-for-services and capitation. However, the link between the physician response to performance incentives and the existing payment mechanisms is still not well understood. In this article, we study this link using the recent primary care physician payment reform in Ontario as a natural experiment and the Diabetes Management… CONTINUE READING