Study: Pay-for-Performance Programs Need Tailoring
For the study, researchers analyzed the effects of a 260-hospital pay-for-performance demonstration project carried out by CMS and Premier. The effects of the demonstration project were compared to 780 hospitals that did not participate in the demonstration project.
Results from the researchers' analysis showed more than half of pay-for-performance hospitals initially achieved high performance scores, compared to less than one-third of control hospitals. However, the two hospital groups' performance scores were near identical after five years. Performance improvements were the greatest among well-financed hospitals, hospitals operating in less competitive markets or hospitals that were eligible for larger bonuses. The researchers concluded pay-for-performance programs should be tailored to each hospital's unique situation.
Read the article about hospital pay-for-performance programs.
Related Articles on Pay-For-Performance Programs:
Commission Urges Ambulatory Practices to Collect Demographic Data
9 Steps to a Great Quality Improvement Study
8 Points on Dealing With Medicare Value-Based Purchasing
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.
New from Becker's Hospital Review