pay for performance

Medicare Takes A Big Step Toward Changing the Way It Pays Docs

Last year, Congress changed the way Medicare pays physicians, It scrapped a system that paid docs based largely on the number of procedures and tests they do, and instructed federal Medicare officials to come up with a design that rewards quality and value. Medicare has already moved in this direction for hospitals and health systems, and the new law was [...]

By |2016-04-29T11:47:04-04:00April 29th, 2016|Health Care, Medicare|2 Comments

Medicare Wants to Pay Doctors and Hospitals for Performance, But Can It Really Be Measured?

Prodded by Congress, Medicare will tie more of its compensation for doctors and hospitals to the quality of their care. And who, you might ask, could be against such pay for performance--besides incompetent providers trying to preserve their reimbursements?  Doesn’t it make sense to pay docs and hospitals for improving the health of their patients rather than for the volume [...]

By |2016-01-29T11:45:22-05:00January 29th, 2016|Health Care|0 Comments