Payment for quality: Guiding principles and recommendations. Principles and recommendations from the American Heart Association's Reimbursement, Coverage, and Access Policy Development Workgroup

Vincent Bufalino, Eric D. Peterson, Gregory L. Burke, Kenneth A. LaBresh, Daniel W. Jones, David P. Faxon, Adolfo M. Valadez, Lawrence M. Brass, Valere B. Fulwider, Renee Smith, Harlan M. Krumholz

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Abstract

Payment-for-quality programs are emerging in the wake of rising healthcare costs and a demonstrated need for quality improvement in healthcare delivery in the United States. These programs, also known as "pay-for-performance" or "pay-for-value" programs, attempt to realign financial incentives with the quality of care delivered. The American Heart Association's Reimbursement, Coverage, and Access Policy Development Workgroup provides in this statement a set of principles and recommendations for the development, implementation, and evaluation of these programs. The statement also suggests future areas for research around the realignment of financial incentives to improve both the quality of care delivered and patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1151-1154
Number of pages4
JournalCirculation
Volume113
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • Delivery of health care
  • Patients
  • Payment for health care
  • Quality of health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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