Calif. groups share pay-for-performance money
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 5, 2007
Physician groups participating in the Integrated Healthcare Assn.'s pay-for-performance program in California split $55 million in bonuses for 2006, up slightly from 2005's $54 million. Also, the IHA said those groups also split an additional $89 million in plan-based incentives from the seven health insurers who participate in the IHA program.
About 35,000 physicians in 210 groups participate in the IHA, a statewide effort to coordinate quality and pay-for-performance efforts. IHA says groups have received $145 million in bonuses, not counting payment by individual plans, since 2003 for improvements such as increased disease screening and immunization.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/03/05/bibf0305.htm.