Paying for Performance: Evaluating the Linkages Between Financial Incentives and Improvements in Patient Experiences

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This project will analyze the impact of a pay-for-performance program on patients' health care experiences. A number of medical groups in California have been collecting data on patients' health care experiences and reporting this information to individual physicians since 2003, two years before the Integrated Healthcare Association's pay-for-performance program awarded its first financial reward. With Fund support, the Pacific Business Group on Health, along with experts at Tufts–New England Medical Center, will analyze five years of patient survey data regarding individual physicians to assess whether financial incentives promote patient-centered care. The results of the analysis will inform the design of pay-for-performance programs to foster patient-centered care.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Pacific Business Group on Health
Principal Investigator:
Ted von Glahn, M.S.
Award Amount:
$123,161.00
Approval Date:
November 14, 2006

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