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What's New | July 16, 2014

Physician Performance–Based Incentive Programs Physician Performance–Based Incentive Programs
Traditional compensation systems create little or no incentive for physicians to focus on quality improvement activities or manage costs. Many payment systems for physicians are based on a fee-for-service model that encourages them to perform reimbursable procedures only and use resources without regard to cost. New payment structures are creating incentives for physicians to deliver high-quality rather than volume-driven care.

The featured policy Innovations describe three programs that offered financial incentives to physicians based on their performance in meeting clinical care improvement goals and on various metrics of efficiency and quality.

The featured QualityTools include an interactive tool that helps practitioners determine their payment adjustments and reimbursements for Medicare incentive programs; a resource that provides community collaboratives with practical information and guidance on the design, dissemination, and use of feedback reports on physician performance; and a toolkit for health plans and providers, with step-by-step instructions for implementing a bundled fee payment system covering all patient services related to an illness, condition, or procedure.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Payment Adjustments Tool For eHealth Programs
Developed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 Private Performance Feedback Reporting for Physicians: Guidance for Community Quality Collaboratives
Developed by RAND Corporation; Shaller Consulting Group

 PROMETHEUS Payment® Implementation Toolkit
Developed by Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute

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 A Family Guide: Integrating Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care
Developed by National Alliance on Mental Illness

 Alliance of Filipino-American Community Health Workers: Resource Library
Developed by The Alliance of Filipino-American Community Health Workers

 Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool
Developed by Veterans Health Administration