Category Archives: Performance Measures

Performance Measures and Pay for Performance: Why Should Physicians Care?

It is likely that individual societies will not have the economic resources or the experienced constituents with the time available for the commitment to develop and validate measures meeting the exacting standards of the NQF. What options remain realistically available? … Continue reading

Performance Measures and Pay for Performance: What Role Can Medical Societies Play?

The AMA recently produced a comprehensive yet concise white paper compilation of this topic. This white paper has been complemented by an AMA Web site posting of the principles and guidelines of pay for performance. Reflecting the importance of and … Continue reading

Performance Measures and Pay for Performance: What Is Pay for Performance?

Nationally known performance measures include those from the National Committee for Quality Assurance Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set, from various CMS partnerships and initiatives, and from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Additionally, the Physician … Continue reading

Performance Measures and Pay for Performance

Several Web sites will be referenced, and the reader is encouraged to explore them now and frequently in the future (Table 1). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported in January 2005 the first deceleration in health-care spending … Continue reading