National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Office of News and Public Information
September 21, 2006

Running Time: 01:06:14
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Because Medicare’s current fee-for-service payment system does little to promote improvements in health care quality, it should be gradually replaced with a new pay-for-performance system for reimbursing participating health care providers, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The new system should be phased in to build on lessons learned along the way and to avoid unintended negative consequences.



Speakers:
Steven A. Schroeder, M.D. (chair), Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, University of California San Francisco