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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Purchasers Are Using Efficiency Metrics In Several Ways

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  • Public reporting—information to help consumers make more cost-conscious decisions
  • Pay-for-performance—financial rewards to providers with better performance
  • Tiering—differential co-payments to encourage patients to choose higher performing providers
  • Selective contracting—contracts limited to providers who perform at a certain level

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