Should we link payment to quality?


Journal Article

The movement to improve the quality of medical care is accelerating as payers and patients demand greater accountability. Recently, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) increased the quality assessment stakes even further with a proposal to link hospitals' reimbursement rates to their "performance" on specific quality-of-care indicators. While many clinicians would generally agree with the concept that providing better medical care should be rewarded, putting the idea into practice poses a challenge.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Peterson, ED

Published Date

  • November 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 148 / 5 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S56 - S58

PubMed ID

  • 15514637

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15514637

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6744

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ahj.2004.09.018


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States