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September 21, 2006

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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.

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