Corporate Compliance

Pay-per-view: Hospitals must overcome physician resistance to P4P

Compliance Monitor, April 25, 2007

Proponents of pay for performance (P4P) say its benefits include cost reductions, fewer errors, and improvement in quality of care.

These potential outcomes have led several government agencies-including CMS-to develop their own P4P initiatives.

The benefits and penalties are major incentives for hospitals and physicians to improve care in these categories, says Susan L. Freeman, chief medical officer at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and a consultant for The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA. However, the P4P forecast is not all rosy.

To find out more, order the pay-per-view article Hospitals must overcome physician resistance to P4P. The cost is $10. Subscribers to the online version of Strategies for Health Care Compliance have free access to this article. Subscribers to the print edition can find it in their most recent issue. A $30 steal!

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