Pay-for-Performance Program Recognizes Medical Groups
Integrated Healthcare Association's pay-for-performance program has awarded 47 of 235 participating California medical groups for their quality improvement efforts, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
The awards are based on criteria involving:
- Preventive care;
- Chronic care management;
- Patient satisfaction; and
- Enhanced use of information technology.
According to IHA, clinical quality measures accounted for 50% of the scores, while patient satisfaction accounted for 30% and IT accounted for the remaining 20%.
The not-for-profit IHA contends that it has the largest pay-for-performance program in the nation, involving about 40,000 physicians and 12 million patients (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 10/8). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.