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Title
U.S. Healthcare's quality-based compensation model.
First Author
Hanchak, Nicholas A
Date of Pub
1996 Spring
Pages
143-159
Volume
17
Issue
3
Other Authors
Harmon-Weiss, Sandra; Schlackman, Neil
Abstract
U.S. Healthcare has developed a quality-based compensation model through which its primary care physicians, hospitals, and specialists can earn additional compensation based on the quality and cost-effectiveness of the care they provide to their patients. The model clearly delineates the expectations of U.S. Healthcare, and in contrast with traditional payment models, encourages improvement in performance. In addition, the model aligns the incentives of U.S. Healthcare purchasers, participating providers, and members in order to provide high-quality, cost-effective care that maximizes patient outcomes.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Capitation Fee : Cost-Benefit Analysis : Health Maintenance Organizations/economics : Hospitalization/economics : Human : Models, Economic : Outcome Assessment (Health Care) : Physician Incentive Plans/economics : Quality of Health Care/economics : Reimbursement, Incentive/economics : Specialties, Medical/economics : United States
NTIS Number
PB99-106510