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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Explicitly or Implicitly Rewarding Quality Improvement

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  • P4P programs that reward top group (e.g., 20%) or set a benchmark for reward that all must meet do not uniformly encourage improvement
  • These features should result in more QI:
    • Rewarding improvement explicitly (i.e. change rather than/in addition to level)
    • Multiple levels of rewards (partial credit)
    • Payments tied to each patient treated well

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