Strategies to Improve the Value of Health Benefit Spending for Low-Wage Workers


Performance-based payment is attracting attention within both Medicare and the private health care sector as a means of improving the quality of physician care. At its April retreat, the Board recommended that the Fund devote resources to evaluating promising pay-for-performance models and disseminating findings to health care providers, purchasers, policymakers, and others. The proposed study will examine how a set of financial incentives targeting both physicians and patients affects cost and quality in a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) model plan that insures low-wage workers in a single metropolitan area. The findings will be useful in developing policies to improve the quality and cost-efficiency of care in PPO arrangements and for low-income populations.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Harvard School of Public Health
Principal Investigator:
Meredith B. Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
July 12, 2005

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