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Less Than 1% of Health Plan Premiums Spent on Quality
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Health insurance providers have spent less than 1% of the premium dollars they collected from policy holders on quality initiatives, a Commonwealth Fund study said.

Insurers spent $2.3 billion on quality improvement activities in 2011, an average of about $29 per policyholder, the report said. Spending on quality initiatives is mandated in a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.