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Policy Hospital Gain-Sharing Program Offers Incentives to Physicians Based on Their Efficiency, Producing Significant Cost Savings Without Decline in Quality 8/13/2014
A group of 12 New Jersey hospitals offered upside incentives to individual physicians based on their performance on various efficiency metrics, leading to significant cost savings without negatively affecting quality of care.
Policy Hospital-Affiliated Physician Group Offers Modest Performance-Based Incentives to Salaried Physicians, Leading to Sustained Improvement on Quality-Related Metrics 8/13/2014
A hospital-affiliated physician group offers modest performance-based incentives to salaried physicians, leading to sustained improvements in performance on a broad array of quality-related metrics.
Policy Initiative Features Fixed Monthly Payments to Primary Care Clinics for Providing Depression Care Bundle, Allowing Many Patients to Achieve Good Outcomes 8/13/2014
A collaborative initiative features standardized care elements and fixed per-patient payments for treatment of depression in the primary care setting, leading to high rates of remission and response to treatment and high levels of provider satisfaction.
Archived Policy Medicaid Managed Care Plan Offers Patient-Specific, Pay-for-Performance Program, Leading to Improvements in Immunization Rates and Diabetes Care 8/13/2014
A Medicaid managed care plan offers a patient-specific pay-for-performance program tailored to the needs of both large and small practices serving vulnerable populations, leading to improvements in immunization rates and diabetes care.
Standardized Tools and Protocols Increase Provision of Recommended Care in Key Clinical Areas, Reducing Hospital Mortality 8/13/2014
A hospital implemented new processes to increase the provision of recommended care for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, pneumonia, and surgery patients, leading to significant improvements in quality and a 25 percent reduction in mortality.

Last updated: August 13, 2014.