Affordable Care Act

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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Pay for Performance: The Latest Trend in US Health Care

This product examines US pay for performance (P4P) trends in the context of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). It introduces the twin issues of cost and quality driving P4P trends, lists the broad package of measures currently used to evaluate P4P schemes, evaluates P4P efforts at the federal level, introduces select private and nonprofit experiments and innovations, and discusses common challenges facing P4P initiatives.   

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