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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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There is evidence Re: unstable and untimely assignment of patients using claims

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  • ~50% of patients change "assignments" over a 2-year period..*

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Figure 2: Stability of Physician Assignments of Medicare Beneficiaries from 2002 through 2002

  1. Assigned physician in 2002-2002: 54%
  2. Assigned physicians: assignment changed in 2000-2001 or 2001-2002: 28%
  3. Assigned physicians: assignment changed in 2000-2001 bur returned to baseline physician in 2001-2002: 7%
  4. Assigned physicians: assignment changed in 2000-2001 and 2001-2002: 11%

* Pham et al. Care patterns in Medicare and their implications for Pay for Performance. NEnglJMed. 2007;356:1130-9.

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