Blue Cross of California Launches Hospital Incentive Pay Program
Blue Cross of California is introducing a new pay-for-performance program that rewards hospitals based on certain quality measures, the East Bay Business Times reports.
The Quality-in-Sights Hospital Incentive Program measures hospital performance based on benchmarks in certain areas, including patient safety, outcomes and patient satisfaction.
The pay-for-performance data will be based on measures reported to the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce, a group established in 2004 with funding from the California HealthCare Foundation.
The insurer will require participating hospitals to submit information to CHART within six months of signing up. About 70% of hospitals already submit data to the group.
The pay-for-performance payments will be part of hospital contract renewals, according to Blue Cross (East Bay Business Times, 3/20).
CHCF publishes California Healthline.