Pay-for-Performance: Incentives, Models, Measures and Perspectives
A New Report from the Managed Care Information Center
For Immediate Release
Date: January 3, 2006
Contact: Robert Jenkins, Sr.
Phone: (732) 292-1100
MANASQUAN, N.J. — “Pay-for-Performance:
Incentives, Models, Measures and Perspectives” has been published
by the Managed Care Information Center.
This 79-page special report gives a comprehensive assessment of the
developing reimbursement trend that may change how providers are
measured and paid and improve the quality of care and patient
In just a few years, what was tested as a concept is now roaring as an
emerging $100 million trend. As quality concerns escalate and
healthcare costs skyrocket, more provider
Pay-for-Performance (P4P) incentive reimbursement programs are
being implemented by health plans around the country as a way to reward
healthcare efficiency and effectiveness.
Already millions of dollars in incentive bonus awards have been paid to
participating physician groups. And in 2005, there was a 25% increase
in the number of P4P programs.
P4P focuses on quality issues as well as patient satisfaction. But the
quality in care is uppermost and zero in on the deadly "quality gaps"
that contribute to 42,000 to 79,000 avoidable deaths every year, based
on National Committee For Quality Assurance figures.
“Pay-for-Performance: Incentives, Models, Measures and Perspectives” includes:
Insider P4P information developed by the MCIC team in connection
with reporting on the subject for The Executive Report on Managed Care
and from briefings by early adopter experts, executives, and physician
Program descriptions, examples, program measures, and incentive bonus best practices;
How early adopters achieved physician "buy in;"
The importance of leverage;
How to choose your measures wisely and choose measures that are defensible;
Why provider feedback is so important;
Details and reported program results from the 'pioneers' of
Pay-for-Performance programs including Ford Motor, General Electric
(GE), Proctor & Gamble, Verizon, United Parcel, the Integrated
Healthcare Association (IHA), and such participating health plans as
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, CIGNA, Health Net, and PacifiCare.
A series of reports on studies and documents, both pro and con, from
leading health organizations and stakeholders including the National
Business Coalition on Health, the American Medical Association, AARP,
the American College of Physicians, and The Alliance of Specialty
The cost of the “Pay-for-Performance: Incentives, Models,
Measures and Perspectives” is $125 and is available in print or
PDF formats. For further information, visit http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/managed_care/p4pr.htm or call (800) 516-4343.
Address: The Managed Care Information Center, 1913 Atlantic Ave., Suite F4, Manasquan, NJ 08736; (732) 292-1100, www.themcic.com
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