Medical ‘Pay for Performance’ Programs Help Improve Care — But not Always, Study Finds
University of California – Los Angeles
November 24, 2009
Recent studies by The UCLA School of Public Health have found that California’s pay for performance program that was implemented in 2004, has greatly improved the overall experience of patient care.
However, the amount of improvement often depends on the incentive focus area. Too much focus on physician production may not lead to better health care while incentives used to focus on clinical quality and patient-clinician interaction seem to provide the best results.
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