Engaging Physicians in Pay for Performance:
Promoting Partnerships That Align Data, Dollars, Care & Quality

In an atmosphere of shrinking reimbursements, one way to
invigorate physician practice revenues is by participation in
pay for performance (PFP) programs sponsored by CMS,
Bridges to Excellence and others. Following their leads,
many health plans, payors and purchasers are proposing
PFP to providers to raise the bar on healthcare quality,
accountability, access and outcomes and reduce
unnecessary healthcare costs.

In Engaging Physicians in Pay for Performance:
Promoting Partnerships That Align Data, Dollars,
Care & Quality
you'll learn how participation
in CMS' three-year physician group practice Medicare
demo provided the framework for Alegent Health to realign disparate methodologies,
tools and resources in use by its 1,200 physicians at nine hospitals. By building a
PFP initiative based on awareness, education and intervention, Alegent Health
makes medical staff more accountable for clinical outcomes and performance.

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This report also documents the evolution of HealthSpring's successful PFP
partnership from a single 13-physician effort to a 12-group collaborative
of 150 doctors caring for 9,000 Medicare members. Together, HealthSpring
and its physicians chose performance indicators in the common domain and
ultimately improved compliance in key clinical measures such as those
for diabetes and reduced avoidable ER visits.

Presenting PFP case studies from their own organizations are Dr. Fred Hosler,
senior vice president and chief medical officer at Alegent Health, and Mike O'Neill,
vice president of strategy with HealthSpring. Supplementing these success stories
are physician engagement tactics from Lorraine K. Larrance, consulting senior
manager with Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C., who identifies key barriers to
physician participation and proposes strategies to overcome them.

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