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Date:10/5/2007

nusual for a hospital to be in such a program.

-- Montefiore is partnering with the state and insurers to create an

incentive pool of monies.

-- Montefiore can measure performance standards across an integrated

system of care -- in an inpatient hospital setting and throughout its

many medical group outpatient settings.

-- It is "payer neutral" because the physician will see only one set of

criteria for incentive pay. Currently, each insurer has its own

separate set of performance standards, which is confusing for the

physician.

-- Pay-for-performance measurements will extend beyond just clinical

standards, and include patient satisfaction surveys and utilization

rates.

-- Montefiore is using a highly sophisticated, existing clinical

information system to measure both the performance standards required

by the state and an additional dozen standards of care added by

Montefiore.

Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital and Academic Medical Center for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, encompasses 125 years of innovative medical "firsts," pioneering clinical research, dedicated community service and ground-breaking social activism.

A full-service, integrated delivery system caring for patients from New York, Westchester County and beyond, Montefiore is a 1,122-bed medical center that includes three hospitals: the Henry and Lucy Moses Division, the Jack D. Weiler Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Montefiore; a large home healthcare agency; the first and largest school health program in the U.S.; a 21-site medical group practice integrated throughout the Bronx and Westchester; and a care management organization providing services to 179,000 health plan members.

The medical center is ranked by the prestigious Leapfrog Group among the top one percent of all U.S. hospitals based on its strategic investments
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