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Pay for performance: an excellent idea that simply needs implementation

Published: January 1, 2005
Category: Papers
Authors: Averill R, Boissonnault B, Burford R, Goldfield N, Kelly W, Kravis T, Smithline N
Country: United States
Language: null
Type: Performance Analysis
Settings: Health Plan, Hospital

Qual Manag Health Care 14:31-44.

3M Health Information Systems, Wallingford, CT, USA

Pay for performance cannot consist of a one-size-fits-all approach. Variation in quality and cost of care is best measured using a single “value” (quality/cost) score that is decomposed into component cost and quality for every health care encounter type. Economic incentives must be enough to focus the provider’s attention on each score part. Tools exist that improve the overall “value” of health care. We need agreement on an overall pay for performance approach together with a toolbox (not an approved list) of scientifically validated tools that payers, providers, and consumers can choose to build the incentives needed for pay for performance.

PMID: 15739580

Payment,Performance Assessment,Cost Burden Evaluation,United States,Disease Management,Cost Control

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