Broader use of quality measures in Medicare pay-for-performance project could save lives, money

Roszak, Dennis
October 2006
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Oct2006, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p90
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The article analyzes the use of quality measures in Medicare pay-for-performance project in the U.S. According to a report released in September 2006 by health care alliance Premier Inc., wider adoption of quality measures used in a Medicare pay-for-performance demonstration project can save lives and reduce hospital costs. The analysis is based on data from the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration, a pay-for-performance project in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


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