Paying for quality: providers' incentives for quality improvement.

@article{Rosenthal2004PayingFQ,
  title={Paying for quality: providers' incentives for quality improvement.},
  author={Meredith B Rosenthal and Rushika Fernandopulle and HyunSook Ryu Song and Bruce E. Landon},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          127-41
        }
}
Paying health care providers to meet quality goals is an idea with widespread appeal, given the common perception that quality of care in the United States remains unacceptably low despite a decade of benchmarking and public reporting. There has been little critical analysis of the design of the current generation of quality incentive programs. In this paper we examine public reports of paying for quality over the past five years and assess each of the identified programs in terms of key design… CONTINUE READING

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