CMS to reward top-performing hospitals, medical providers with bonuses

09/28/2006 | USA Today

In a pilot program rewarding hospitals that provide the best care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to pay out $8.85 million in bonuses this year to the top-performing hospitals and health care providers. The pay-for-performance model is gaining acceptance in the U.S., but some health care experts fear the system could only widen the gap between top-performing and lower-tier hospitals.

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