With all of the talk of the "medical home" that is so common right now in Health Reform circles. We need to discuss "Pay for Performance". This paper here:
Frost/Sullivan White Paper
Ground breaking. I suggest strongly that EVERY provider, physician or otherwise take ten minutes to read the article. This type of system is already in use in many places, and will be coming out as a national initiative. I know of many physicians, and others who I have talked to, who are somewhat resistant to this effort. This is a mistake. We need to embrace this, learn about, change our practice parameters, and increase our patient satisfaction and outcomes.