How a Health System Uses an Innovative Physician Compensation Model to Drive Improvements in Care Delivery

Decoupling health care providers’ income from the volume and intensity of services they deliver is critical to the success of health care reforms intended to tie payment more closely with patient outcomes. This study will examine the provider payment reforms instituted by Fairview Health Services, an integrated health system in Minnesota that is discarding fee-for-service and replacing it with performance-based payment focusing on quality, productivity, patient experience, and cost. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, the investigators will study how physicians respond to the new compensation system and assess the impact over time on clinician behavior, quality of care, and cost containment. The findings will yield valuable insights at a time when payment reform is being implemented nationwide.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
University of Oregon
Principal Investigator:
Jessica Greene, Ph.D.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
July 12, 2011
Related Topics
Health Care Delivery

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