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Survey Reveals P4P Program Discrepancies

May 3, 2007
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A recent survey conducted by Health Industry Insights, an IDC company, reveals a major disconnect between healthcare payers' pay for performance (P4P) program objectives and provider incentives and technology investment.

According to the Framingham, Mass.-based consultancy, the survey's key findings include:

  • 70 percent of respondents claim to have a P4P program that actively promotes physician technology adoption to improve healthcare quality and safety, yet only 33 percent actually implement physician technology adoption as a P4P incentive, with less than 37 percent reporting active investment or sponsorship of these initiatives.
  • 35 percent of health plans implement P4P programs across all of their product lines.
  • Of the single-product P4P programs, HMOs take the lead with 40 percent of respondents reporting a P4P program in place.
  • 60 percent of respondents indicate having a dedicated budget for a P4P program.
  • 83 percent of respondents report 'improving clinical outcomes' as the criteria most-often used for assessment.

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