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Pay-for-performance in nursing homes.
Meyers Primary Care Institute Publications and Presentations
  • Becky A. Briesacher, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Terry S. Field, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Joann L. Baril, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jerry H. Gurwitz, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
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Nursing Homes; Quality of Health Care; Reimbursement, Incentive

Information on the impact of pay-for-performance programs is lacking in the nursing home setting. This literature review (1980-2007) identified 13 prior examples of pay-for-performance programs in the nursing home setting: 7 programs were active as of 2007, while 6 had been terminated. The programs were mostly short-lived, varied considerably in the choice of performance measures and pay incentives, and evaluations of the impact were rare.

Health Care Financ Rev. 2009 Spring;30(3):1-13. Link to article on publisher's website
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Becky A. Briesacher, Terry S. Field, Joann L. Baril and Jerry H. Gurwitz. "Pay-for-performance in nursing homes." Vol. 30 Iss. 3 (2009) ISSN: 0195-8631
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