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Pay-for-performance program failures raise doubts about future success of MIPS | FierceHealthcare

Medicare’s Value-Based Payment Modifier Program, which was designed to improve value by paying doctors who perform better on measures of quality and spending, was a failure, and, in fact, likely exacerbated disparities in delivery, according to the study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The payment system inadvertently shifted money away from doctors who treated sicker, poorer patients to pay bonuses that rewarded practices that treated richer, healthier patients, the study said.

https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/study-pay-for-performance-program-fails-mips-macra-harvard

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