Pay for Performance

Will P4P initiatives transform behaviors by providers and hospitals to improve healthcare quality, costs and outcome targets?  This is a loaded question that has many moving parts.  I believe the P4P model will replace the fee for service model but will require a monumental effort on the part of insurance carriers, hospitals, physician, and legislators.  The Common Wealth Fund reviews a case study with Partners Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts that centers on paying providers to adopt and implement EMRs and then using EMRs to evaluate patient outcomes. A must read for all interested in a Value Based Purchasing Model.  Click here

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