AcademyHealth: Paying for performance – great in theory, not so much in reality

My latest post over at the AcademyHealth blog:

Pay for performance (P4P) makes sense intuitively. Instead of paying for quantity, we pay for quality. Hospitals that do better get bonuses, hospitals that don’t are penalized. The incentives align with outcomes we want.

Reality, though, isn’t that simple.

Go read the whole thing!


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