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Pay-for-Performance is the linking of financial incentives to quality and efficiency measures determined by insurance companies or Medicare -- sometimes with and sometimes without the input of physicians and other healthcare professionals. Medicare is designing programs as an effort to cut costs. Private insurance companies are doing the same.

Our Submission to the House Ways & Means Committee Hearing on the Pay-for-Performane Proposal

Pay for Performance Survey American College of Physician Executives survey. If you scroll down, you can read unedited comments from those taking the survey. The articles listed at the top have some important information.

The Dark Side of P4P American College of Physician Executives journal article by David Ollier Weber. Gives examples of negative fallout on physicians and patients from UnitedHealthcare's attempt at pay-for-performance program. Also raises essential questions to design a fair pay-for-performance program.



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