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Pay for Performance Extends to Health Care in New York State Experiment. In a state-federal partnership, 25 groups are part of a trial that would eventually reward health care providers if the conditions of their Medicaid patients improve. Medicaid officials hope to inspire these providers to work together and take a more active role in looking after their patients’ health, rather than simply waiting for them to show up when ill. The hope is that if they can do a better job of getting patients to, for example, quit smoking or manage their diabetes, doctors could reduce costly visits to hospitals and their emergency rooms. New York Times, 3/31/2015
Pay-for-Performance - Health Affairs Policy Briefs - Oct 11, 2012 - "The typical pay-for-performance program provides a bonus to health care ... Many states have also experimented with pay-for-performance..."
About this project
NCSL’s Health Cost Containment and Efficiency Series will describe two dozen alternative policy approaches, with an emphasis on documented and fiscally calculated results. The project is housed at the NCSL Health Program in Denver, Colorado. It is led by Richard Cauchi (Program Director) and Martha King (Group Director) with Barbara Yondorf as lead researcher.
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the financial support for this publication series from The Colorado Health Foundation and Rose Community Foundation of Denver, Colorado.
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