Monday, August 17, 2009

Medicare demonstration project on hospital quality

Here is an article describing a demonstration project in which Medicare gives incentives (positive and negative) to hospitals based on quality, with evidence that it improved performance. High achievers get extra $, low achievers are penalized. Medicare is the only payer with the market share and the clout to do this sort of thing. These are the types of things that an IMAC would do.

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