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Rewarding provider performance : aligning incentives in Medicare / Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Performance Measures, Payment, and Performance Improvement Programs, Board on Health Care Services.

p. ; cm. — (Pathways to quality health care)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN-13: 978-0-309-10216-2 (hardback)

ISBN-10: 0-309-10216-2 (hardback)

1. Medicare—Finance. 2. Medicare—Quality control. 3. Medicare—Administration. 4. Incentive awards—United States. 5. Performance awards—United States. 6. Medical care—United States—Quality control. I. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Performance Measures, Payment, and Performance Improvement Programs. II. Series.

[DNLM: 1. Reimbursement, Incentive—organization & administration—United States. 2. Medicare—organization & administration. 3. Quality Assurance, Health Care—economics—United States. 4. Quality Assurance, Health Care—methods—United States. WT 31 R454 2007]

RA412.3.R49 2007

368.4′2600973—dc22

2006033904

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