Payment for quality: guiding principles and recommendations: principles and recommendations from the American Heart Association's Reimbursement, Coverage, and Access Policy Development Workgroup.

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Journal Article

Payment-for-quality programs are emerging in the wake of rising healthcare costs and a demonstrated need for quality improvement in healthcare delivery in the United States. These programs, also known as "pay-for-performance" or "pay-for-value" programs, attempt to realign financial incentives with the quality of care delivered. The American Heart Association's Reimbursement, Coverage, and Access Policy Development Workgroup provides in this statement a set of principles and recommendations for the development, implementation, and evaluation of these programs. The statement also suggests future areas for research around the realignment of financial incentives to improve both the quality of care delivered and patient outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bufalino, V; Peterson, ED; Burke, GL; LaBresh, KA; Jones, DW; Faxon, DP; Valadez, AM; Brass, LM; Fulwider, VB; Smith, R; Krumholz, HM; Schwartz, JS; American Heart Association's Reimbursement, Coverage, and Access Policy Development Workgroup,

Published Date

  • February 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 113 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1151 - 1154

PubMed ID

  • 16401766

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16401766

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4539

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-7322

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/circulationaha.105.171760

Language

  • eng