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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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Layton TJ, Ryan AM
Higher incentive payments in Medicare Advantage's pay-for-performance program did not improve quality but did increase plan offerings.
The researchers evaluated the effects of the size of financial bonuses on quality of care and the number of plan offerings in the Medicare Advantage Quality Bonus Payment Demonstration. They concluded that at great expense to Medicare, double bonuses in the Medicare Advantage Quality Bonus Payment Demonstration were not associated with improved quality but were associated with more plan offerings.
Citation: Layton TJ, Ryan AM . Higher incentive payments in Medicare Advantage's pay-for-performance program did not improve quality but did increase plan offerings. Health Serv Res 2015 Dec;50(6):1810-28. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12409..
Keywords: Medicare, Payment, Provider Performance, Value, Health Services Research (HSR), Quality Improvement, Quality of Care
Ryan AM, Burgess JF, Pesko MF
The early effects of Medicare's mandatory hospital pay-for-performance program.
This study evaluated the impact of hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP) on clinical quality and patient experience during its initial implementation period. It found that hospitals that were exposed to HVBP did not show greater improvement for either the clinical process or patient experience measures during the program’s initial implementation period.
Citation: Ryan AM, Burgess JF, Pesko MF . The early effects of Medicare's mandatory hospital pay-for-performance program. Health Serv Res. 2015 Feb;50(1):81-97. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12206..
Keywords: Medicare, Provider Performance, Payment, Hospitals, Value, Quality Improvement, Quality of Care, Patient Experience