Physician performance measurement: tiered networks and dermatology (an opportunity and a challenge).

@article{Freedman2011PhysicianPM,
  title={Physician performance measurement: tiered networks and dermatology (an opportunity and a challenge).},
  author={John D Freedman and Alice Bendix Gottlieb and Paul F. Lizzul},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={1164-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Over the past few years, the emergence of public profiling of physicians by health plans, pay-forperformance (P4P) contracts, and tiered provider networks have been heralded as endeavors to improve the delivery of medical care. Designed to align financial incentives and outcomes and rein in healthcare costs while demanding a purported higher quality of care, these efforts have been met with skepticism, confusion, and, at times, hostility from physicians. The medical profession, in… CONTINUE READING

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