|Title||Pay-for-performance and public reporting program participation and administrative challenges among small- and medium-sized physician practices.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Hearld LR, Alexander JA, Shi Y, Casalino LP|
|Journal||Med Care Res Rev|
|Date Published||2014 Jun|
|Keywords||Health Care Surveys, Humans, Mandatory Reporting, Practice Management, Private Practice, Reimbursement, Incentive, United States|
A key component of efforts to improve the quality of care in the United States is the use of public reporting and pay-for-performance programs. Little is known, however, about the extent to which small- and medium-sized physician practices are participating in these programs. This study examined the participation of small- and medium-sized physician practices in pay-for-performance and public reporting programs and the characteristics of the participating practices. Using cross-sectional data from a national sample of 1,734 small- and medium-sized physician practices throughout the United States, we found that many practices (61.2%) were participating in at least one program, while far fewer (19.2%) were participating in multiple programs. Among practices participating in multiple programs, relatively few (21.9%) reported high levels of administrative problems due to a lack of standardization on performance measures. The study also suggests that some structural features are associated with participation and may provide leverage points for fostering participation.
|Alternate Journal||Med Care Res Rev|
Pay-for-performance and public reporting program participation and administrative challenges among small- and medium-sized physician practices.
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