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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Zhang M, Shubina M, Morrison F
Following the money: copy-paste of lifestyle counseling documentation and provider billing.
To find out whether copied documentation of lifestyle counseling was used to justify higher evaluation and management (E&M) charges, researchers investigated 12,527 patient encounters in which lifestyle counseling was documented. When time spent on counseling was recorded, copied lifestyle counseling was associated with a decrease of 70.5% in the odds of higher E&M charges.
Citation: Zhang M, Shubina M, Morrison F . Following the money: copy-paste of lifestyle counseling documentation and provider billing. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 Oct 2;13:377. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-377..
Keywords: Diabetes, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Health Insurance, Lifestyle Changes, Payment
DeVoe JE, Stenger R
Aligning provider incentives to improve primary healthcare delivery in the United States.
This critical review uses a theoretical framework from game-theory models to discuss some of the dominant primary care provider payment models and how they create 'prisoner's dilemmas' that have stalled past reform efforts, then illustrates an escape from the dilemma. It concludes that a blend of guaranteed payment and selective incentives designed to encourage primary care providers to deliver high quality care, efficient and equitable care and to eliminate incentives towards over-servicing could reach outcomes leading to shared benefits for everyone involved.
AHRQ-funded; HS014645; HS016181.
Citation: DeVoe JE, Stenger R . Aligning provider incentives to improve primary healthcare delivery in the United States. OA Fam Med 2013 Jun 1;1(1):7.
Keywords: Healthcare Delivery, Payment, Primary Care, Quality Improvement, Value