Navigation Links
Pay-For-Performance Not Getting a Red-Carpet Reception in Arizona
Date:2/11/2008

National Insurers Bring Programs to the State, While Market Leader Remains Out of the Mix, According to a New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that pay-for- performance programs have yet to take hold in Arizona. According to the latest Arizona Health Plan Analysis, the state's local major insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, does not currently offer pay-for-performance programs, however several of the plan's major competitors have recently brought their programs to the market.

UnitedHealthcare launched its pay-for-performance program, UnitedHealth Practice Rewards, in Arizona last fall. Arizona was one of 40 markets to see this program in 2007. The physician incentive program offers an enhanced fee schedule to physicians who meet defined criteria. Having only been in place for several months, it's too soon to provide data from the program. Aetna's pay-for-performance foray will be through Bridges to Excellence, a multi- state, multi-employer coalition founded in 2002. To be eligible for the program, physicians must be in Aetna's Arizona network and have NCQA certification for the two tracks of the program, the Diabetes Care Link and the Cardiac Care Link. As part of the program, physicians must meet clinical guidelines for treating diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol.

"Without the backing of the Arizona Blue plan, such programs will continue to be a tough sell in this market," states Heather Wicks, analyst for HealthLeaders-InterStudy and author of the report. "Support from area physicians has also been minimal as some do not see how pay-for-performance improves patient care."

While pay-for-performance programs have evolved since their introduction five years ago, it's difficult to determine their overall worth. For many programs, financial incentives were offered at the same time as other changes to improve quality, making it difficult to know if the extra money made a difference.

About Health Plan Analysis

Health Plan Analysis identifies key health plan trends, allowing healthcare businesses to create comprehensive strategic plans and sales strategies at state and local levels.

About HealthLeaders-InterStudy

HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a company of Decision Resources, Inc., is the authoritative source for managed care data and analysis. For more information, please visit http://www.HealthLeaders-InterStudy.com.

All company, brand, or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Marshall

Decision Resources

781-296-2563

emarshall@dresources.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE HealthLeaders-InterStudy
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Doctor pay-for-performance improves patient care
2. MED3OOO Client Wins IHA Pay-for-Performance Award
3. Highmarks Hospital Pay-for-Performance Program Demonstrates Impressive Results
4. Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Nonprofit Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Statistical Methods, and Pay-For-Performance Highlighted In the Latest INQUIRY Journal
5. Chemical Linked to Reproductive Harm Is Getting Into Babies From Shampoo, Lotion and Powder, New Study Suggests
6. Acne And Rosacea Getting You Down? Laser, Light And Cosmetic Treatments Give Patients A Much-Needed Boost
7. NFL Linemen Predisposed to Cardiovascular Disease; Early Detection is Key to Getting and Staying Healthy
8. ER Wait Times Getting Longer
9. Teens getting help for suicidal behavior from an online community
10. New meal planning website launches just in time to help todays busy, health-conscious families and individuals to beat the odds when it comes to keeping their New Years resolutions around eating healthier and getting organized
11. ICU Patients Not Getting Enough Sleep
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office ... of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office ... forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global ... at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global ... physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the ... “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain ... As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The ... get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , ... recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ ... on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Denmark , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound ... in the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug ... for regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage ... set to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people ... Learn more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation ... and home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with ... nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions for rare ... system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: ... data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected to appear ... listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: