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Ricarda Milstein, Jonas Schreyoegg
Across the member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), pay-for-performance (P4P) programs have been implemented in the inpatient sector to improve the quality of care provided by hospitals. This paper provides an overview of 34 existing P4P programs in the inpatient sector in 14 OECD countries based on a structured literature search in five databases to identify relevant sources in Danish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish...
September 20, 2016: Health Policy
Thomas Mason, Yiu-Shing Lau, Matthew Sutton
BACKGROUND: The limited number of existing previous studies of the distribution of quality under NHS Pay-for-performance (P4P) by income deprivation have not analysed the relationship at the individual level and have been restricted to assessing P4P in the primary care setting. In this study, we set out to examine how achievement of P4P 'quality measures' for which NHS hospitals were paid was distributed by income deprivation. METHODS: Design: Retrospective analysis of performance data reported by hospitals, examining how the probability of receiving 23 indicators varied by patients' area deprivation using logistic regression controlling for age and gender...
2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
Yewande Kofoworola Ogundeji, John Martin Bland, Trevor Andrew Sheldon
BACKGROUND: Pay for performance (P4P) incentive schemes are increasingly used world-wide to improve health system performance but results of evaluations vary considerably. A systematic analysis of this variation in the effects of P4P schemes is needed. METHODS: Evaluations of P4P schemes from any country were identified by searching for and updating systematic reviews of P4P schemes in health care in four bibliographic databases. Outcomes using different measures of effect were converted into standardized effect sizes and each study was categorized as to whether or not it found a positive effect...
September 5, 2016: Health Policy
Sanjay Basu, Russell S Phillips, Zirui Song, Bruce E Landon, Asaf Bitton
PURPOSE: We assess the financial implications for primary care practices of participating in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) funding initiatives. METHODS: We estimated practices' changes in net revenue under 3 PCMH funding initiatives: increased fee-for-service (FFS) payments, traditional FFS with additional per-member-per-month (PMPM) payments, or traditional FFS with PMPM and pay-for-performance (P4P) payments. Net revenue estimates were based on a validated microsimulation model utilizing national practice surveys...
September 2016: Annals of Family Medicine
Daniel H Jung, Mari Palta, Maureen Smith, Thomas R Oliver, Eva H DuGoff
INTRODUCTION: In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the Quality Bonus Payment Demonstration, a pay-for-performance (P4P) program, into Medicare Advantage plans. Previous studies documented racial/ethnic disparities in receipt of care among participants in these plans. The objective of this study was to determine whether P4P incentives have affected these disparities in Medicare Advantage plans. METHODS: We studied 411 Medicare Advantage health plans that participated in the Medicare Health Outcome Survey in 2010 and 2013...
September 8, 2016: Preventing Chronic Disease
Yu-Chin Huang, Miaw-Chwen Lee, Yiing-Jenq Chou, Nicole Huang
BACKGROUND: Several studies have investigated the effects of pay-for-performance (P4P) initiatives. However, little is known about whether patients with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) would benefit from P4P initiatives similarly to patients without MCC. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare the effects of the diabetes mellitus pay-for-performance (DM-P4P) program on the quality of diabetic care between type 2 diabetic patients with and without MCC...
November 2016: Medical Care
Huei-Ju Chen, Nicole Huang, Long-Sheng Chen, Yiing-Jenq Chou, Chung-Pin Li, Chen-Yi Wu, Yu-Chia Chang
BACKGROUND: Many people are concerned about that the quality of preventive care for patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is suboptimal. Taiwan, a hyperendemic area of chronic HBV and HCV infection, implemented a nationwide pay-for-performance (P4P) program in 2010, which aimed to improve the preventive care provided to HBV and HCV patients by increasing physicians' adherence to guidelines through financial incentives. The objective of this study was to evaluate the early effects of the P4P program on utilization of preventive services by HBV and HCV patients...
2016: PloS One
Eero Merilind, Rauno Salupere, Katrin Västra, Ruth Kalda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Several practice- and patient-related characteristics are reported to have an influence on a good quality outcome. Estonia started the pay-for-performance (P4P) system for family doctors (FDs) in 2006. Every year the number of FDs participating in P4P has increased, but only half of the FDs achieved good outcome. The aim of this study was to find out which practice- and patient-related characteristics could have an impact on a good outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted using the database from the Estonian Health Insurance Fund...
2016: Medicina
Hui-Min Hsieh, Shyi-Jang Shin, Shu-Ling Tsai, Herng-Chia Chiu
BACKGROUND: Taiwan's National Health Insurance program implemented a pay-for-performance (P4P) program based on process measures in 2001. In late 2006, the P4P was revised to also include achievement of outcome measures. OBJECTIVES: This study examined whether a change in P4P incentive design structure affected diabetes outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD: We used a longitudinal cohort study design using 2 population-based databases. Newly enrolled P4P patients with diabetes in 2002-2003 (phase 1) and 2007-2008 (phase 2) made up the study cohorts...
July 29, 2016: Medical Care
Diana Kl Ngo, Tisamarie B Sherry, Sebastian Bauhoff
Pay-for-performance (P4P) programmes have been introduced in numerous developing countries with the goal of increasing the provision and quality of health services through financial incentives. Despite the popularity of P4P, there is limited evidence on how providers achieve performance gains and how P4P affects health system quality by changing structural inputs. We explore these two questions in the context of Rwanda's 2006 national P4P programme by examining the programme's impact on structural quality measures drawn from international and national guidelines...
July 19, 2016: Health Policy and Planning
Yu-Ching Chen, Charles Tzu-Chi Lee, Boniface J Lin, Yong-Yuan Chang, Hon-Yi Shi
BACKGROUND: The impact of pay-for-performance (P4P) programs on long-term mortality for chronic illnesses, especially diabetes mellitus, has been rarely reported. Several studies described the favorable impact of P4P for diabetes mellitus on medical utilizations or intermediate outcomes. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the impact of a P4P program on mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The P4P group in this population-based cohort study was 2090 individuals with a primary diagnosis of type 2 diabetes who had been newly enrolled in the P4P program of Taiwan between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2004...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jonathan Sicsic, Carine Franc
BACKGROUND: A voluntary-based pay-for-performance (P4P) program (the CAPI) aimed at general practitioners (GPs) was implemented in France in 2009. The program targeted prevention practices, including breast cancer screening, by offering a maximal amount of €245 for achieving a target screening rate among eligible women enrolled with the GP. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate the impact of the French P4P program (CAPI) on the early detection of breast cancer among women between 50 and 74 years old...
June 21, 2016: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
Linda Y Fu, Kathleen Zook, Janet A Gingold, Catherine W Gillespie, Christine Briccetti, Denice Cora-Bramble, Jill G Joseph, Rachel Haimowitz, Rachel Y Moon
OBJECTIVE: New emphasis on and requirements for demonstrating health care quality have increased the need for evidence-based methods to disseminate practice guidelines. With regard to impact on pediatric immunization coverage, we aimed to compare a financial incentive program (pay-for-performance [P4P]) and a virtual quality improvement technical support (QITS) learning collaborative. METHODS: This single-blinded (to outcomes assessor), cluster-randomized trial was conducted among unaffiliated pediatric practices across the United States from June 2013 to June 2014...
June 2016: Pediatrics
Mark Harrison, Katherine Milbers, Tamara Mihic, Aslam H Anis
Concerns about the sustainability of current health care expenditure are focusing attention on the cost, quality and value of health care provision. Financial incentives, for example pay-for-performance (P4P), seek to reward quality and value in health care provision. There has long been an expectation that P4P schemes are coming to rheumatology. We review the available evidence about the use of incentives in this setting and provide two emerging examples of P4P schemes which may shape the future of service provision in rheumatology...
July 2016: Current Rheumatology Reports
Robert Launois, Lucia Fiestas Navarrete, Olivier Ethgen, Jean-Gabriel Le Moine, René Gatsinga
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of our paper is to offer a new, payer-friendly taxonomy of market entry agreements (MEAs) that aims to twin contracts with their methodological designs in an effort to clarify the distinction between contracts that are based on performance and those that are based on demonstrated effect. METHODS: Our analysis proceeds in two stages: First, we delimit the scope and framework of pay for performance (P4P) and pay for demonstrated effect (P4E) agreements...
2014: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
S Pichetti, M Perronnin, C Sermet
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November 2014: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
M Perronnin, S Pichetti, C Sermet
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November 2014: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Dawn Heisey-Grove, Vaishali Patel
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to characterize physicians' participation in delivery and payment reform programs over time and describe how participants in these programs were using health information technology (IT) to coordinate care, engage patients, manage patient populations, and improve quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A nationally representative cohort of physicians was surveyed in 2012 (unweighted N = 2567) and 2013 (unweighted N = 2399). Regression analyses used those survey responses to identify associations between health IT use and participation in and attrition from patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), accountable care organizations (ACOs), and pay-for-performance programs (P4Ps)...
May 16, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
Syed Ahmed Hussain, Camelia Arsene, Corinne Hamstra, Tess H Woehrlen, Wilhelmine Wiese-Rometsch, Suzanne R White
Background In 2014, the Detroit Medical Center launched a new program to engage residents and fellows in a strategy to deliver optimal care within 1 year, focusing on quality at an earlier stage of their careers and preparing them for working posttraining. Methods Residents from clinically relevant residency and fellowships programs were selected to be Resident Quality Directors. The project involved development of an interactive electronic health record (EHR) checklist to visually depict real time gaps in 40 process measures, while focusing on 14 areas related to stroke and venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis...
May 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Tianyan Hu, Sandra L Decker, Shin-Yi Chou
INTRODUCTION: Although pay for performance (P4P) programs are being increasingly used by state Medicaid programs to provide incentives for managed care plans to provide high-quality care, no national study has examined the effects of these plans on commonly targeted outcomes such as childhood immunization rates. METHODS: Information from the 1999-2011 National Immunization Survey combined with information on state Medicaid P4P programs from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was used to study the effect of Medicaid P4P programs on the immunization status of children aged 19-35 months...
May 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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