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Quality metrics represent growing slice of doc-compensation pie

Quality and patient satisfaction metrics are affecting a small but increasing proportion of doctors' pay, according to the Medical Group Management Association's  Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data.

Only 11% of provider payments tied to quality

Only about 11 percent of payments to hospitals and doctors are tied to quality and efficiency of care, according to a national scorecard released today by the Catalyst for Payment Reform.

Public hospitals, doctors' union clash over pay for performance

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is clashing with union doctors over a new plan that ties bonus payments to performance on quality measures.

Highmark expands medical home after care costs drop

Highmark is expanding its patient-centered medical home (PCMH) through which it pays participating doctors more money for providing quality care, Pennsylvania's largest insurer said Wednesday.

Hospital CEO incentives focus on clinical quality, patient satisfaction

Nearly three-quarters of healthcare systems include clinical quality measurements in incentive payments for executives, according to a HealthLeaders Media Executive Compensation Survey.

3 tips to prepare for quality-based compensation

Although practices still face a number of hurdles in shifting from productivity to value-driven physician compensation formulas, experts predict that such changes will closely follow updates to reimbursement models that incentivize quality care.

Pay for performance improves mortality rates

Under the pay for performance model, mortality rates dropped 1.3 percent, totaling 890 fewer deaths, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

7 traits of a high-performing system

A high-performing system not only efficiently coordinates care and uses meaningful technology, but also rewards its providers for carrying out those efforts, according to the American Medical Group Association.

Studies suggest pay-for-performance may backfire

Adding to the mixed reviews of financial incentives, a  BMJ  group analysis of seven pay-for-performance studies raises questions about whether pay for performance works.

Do financial incentives hurt performance?

Adding to the mixed reviews of financial incentives, a BMJ analysis of seven pay-for-performance studies raises questions about whether pay for performance works.