Pay-for-Performance: At Last or Alas?


 

Michael J Pentecost, MD

Spring 2006 - Volume 10 Number 1

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/05-129

What a lovely phrase ... pay-for-performance. For those who toil harder, work smarter, go the extra mile, satisfy customers, follow the rules, comply with regulations--the surest incentive of all--more money on payday. The underlying principle of pay-for-performance compensation, now the rage in health care, is the creation of financial incentives that reward quality-improving, cost-saving, and more efficient behavior by medical professionals.

 

 

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