Physician financial incentives: use of quality incentives inches up, but productivity still dominates.

@article{Reschovsky2007PhysicianFI,
  title={Physician financial incentives: use of quality incentives inches up, but productivity still dominates.},
  author={James D. Reschovsky and Jack Hadley},
  journal={Issue brief},
  year={2007},
  volume={108},
  pages={1-4}
}
The proportion of physicians in group practice whose compensation is based in part on quality measures increased from 17.6 percent in 2000-01 to 20.2 percent in 2004-05, according to a new national study from the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC). Despite this small but statistically significant increase, quality-related physician compensation is much less common than financial incentives tied to physicians' individual productivity, which has consistently affected 70 percent of… CONTINUE READING

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