Medicare's Pay For Performance Didn't Cut Mortality: Study

Law360, New York (March 29, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Hospital reimbursements based on quality of care don’t necessarily lead to lower mortality rates, a finding that undercuts a major shift in Medicare policy, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The study analyzed pay-for-performance programs under Medicare's Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration, a pilot project that ran from 2003 to 2009. That program served as a precursor to an expansion of incentives to hospitals nationwide under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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