Pay-for-Performance Not Improving Quality

This is from American Health Line:

Pay-for-performance programs have failed to improve quality, according to a RAND study [gated, but with abstract]……. Researchers looked at a pay-for-performance program that started in 2003 and involves seven major California health plans and 225 physician groups that treat 6.2 million people….. A separate study [gated, but with abstract] in the Annals of Family Medicine……. found that doctors believed pay-for-performance programs interfered with the doctor-patient relationship.

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  1. Ken says:

    I want to extend Bruce’s comment above to P4P. Is there any eveidence that pay for performance has ever saved anyone money for anyone, anywhere?

  2. Joe S. says:

    Answer to Ken: I believe the answer is “no.” There is no pay for performance pilot program that actually saves money.