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Integrated Healthcare Association Releases White Paper on Pay for Performance
Date:7/21/2009

Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Birmingham. A recent MedVantage (www.medvantage.com) survey found that in the US, P4P payments average 7.25 percent of physician compensation.

The continued existence of IHA's P4P program has helped to dispel the myth that it is impossible to measure quality in healthcare. "The Second Chapter" outlines program evolution, performance results, program successes, lessons learned, and future opportunities for growth and change. Ultimately, the California experience demonstrates that P4P is not itself the answer, but that it is an important step towards accountability, continuous quality improvement, and effective payment reform in healthcare.

For more information about the Integrated Healthcare Association go to: www.IHA.org.


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