GAO: Payers track performance, pay incentives at group level

01/8/2013 |

A Government Accountability Office report that looked at the practices of nine private payers showed they measure performance and provide incentives at the physician group level rather than by individual doctors. Payments also were based on nationally endorsed performance metrics and fixed performance targets. The GAO said CMS could benefit from using some of the protocols in its performance-based reimbursements.

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