Pay for performance

Pay for performance has been utilized for many years, however it is growing in popularity as a cost controlling measure. Critics argue that pay for performance results in a physician’s unwillingness to treat complicated or difficult cases. Proponents argue that paying for performance will increase quality and result in a higher patient satisfaction.

In this paper (1 page), highlight:

· the pros and cons to pay for performance as a cost saving technique.

· summarize recent studies to determine if physician-based pay for performance is truly delivering the promised cost savings.

Be sure to support your statements with logic and argument, citing all sources referenced. Post your initial response early and check back often to continue the discussion. Be sure to respond to your peers’ posts as well