Pay for Performance and Hospital Quality Within the Affordable Care Act

This presentation examines the new generation of Pay for Performance initiatives included in the U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provides lessons for countries considering similar health care payment reforms. It lists measures and outcomes used to gauge performance under the ACA, and the payment schemes employed to link pay to these measures. While highlighting various improvements arising from the adoption of Pay for Performance, such as lower costs and reduced readmission rates, the presentation also discusses emerging challenges.

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