Tackling pay for performance

Terry, Ken
May 2005
Medical Economics;5/6/2005, Vol. 82 Issue 9, p16
Trade Publication
Examines the proposal by the U.S. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) that 1 to 2 percent of Medicare payments to doctors be placed in an incentive pool, and only those who met clinical performance goals would share this money. Opposition to the proposal by medical associations; Argument that it will only exacerbate the problem of lack of resources which is the cause of poor performance.


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