Independence Blue Cross Gives $37M in Bonuses to Patient-Centered Primary Care Providers

Pennsylvania health insurer Independence Blue Cross announced it has doled out nearly $37 million in bonus pay to high-performing primary care physicians.

Practices receiving the bonuses through the company's Quality Incentive Payment System have met the National Committee for Quality Assurance's core requirements and are nationally recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

Independence Blue Cross CEO Daniel J. Hilferty calls it a "progressive payment program" that "rewards the medical community for delivering the best possible care to members in the most cost-effective way."

The insurance company started giving providers bonuses through the payment system in 2010.

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