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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Strategic Issues: Getting Started

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  • Voluntary vs. mandatory:
    • Voluntary: easier, may only attract high-performing providers
    • Mandatory (i.e., written into all contracts): creates uniform incentives, but may need high market share
    • Bonus program is in between: "mandatory", but providers are free to ignore it
  • Phasing in: start with volunteers, or "pay for participation"/"pay for reporting"

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