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How much doctors are paid for quality may not be as important as some think
Modern Healthcare

A sizable bonus or sharp pay cut riding on the quality of patient care did little to change doctors’ performance in a study. The research, published in the latest issue of Health Affairs, found doctors at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis did no better on quality than doctors elsewhere in the state even after Fairview said 40% of its paychecks would be tied to quality performance. The result is notable as hospitals, medical groups and health insurers test how best to tailor incentives to change the quality and cost of healthcare. Money alone may not be enough to get results.