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WellPoint launching hospital-performance program
Modern Healthcare

WellPoint is rolling out a mandatory program that ties hospital payments to quality of care.

The program, called the Quality Insights Hospital Incentive Program, or Q-HIP, will eventually hit all 1,500 hospitals in the 14 states where the Indianapolis-based insurer operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Q-HIP uses 51 quality measures developed by the Leapfrog Group, the National Quality Forum and other gold-standard organizations to determine hospital performance.