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Premier's P4P program raises quality for its hospitals

Quality Improvement Report, August 1, 2008

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Year-three results for Premier, Inc.’s Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) show improvements in quality for approximately 250 hospitals across the nation.

The pay-for-performance (P4P) program, launched in October 2003 by national healthcare alliance Premier and CMS, is the first national project implemented to determine the effectiveness of P4P programs and serves as a possible model for CMS’ recent value-based purchasing proposal to Congress.

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