Private health plans' push for pay-for-performance and Medicare's first steps in that direction have garnered much attention. But the trend isn't confined to these two sectors. State Medicaid agencies have quietly entered the game in an effort to try to improve enrollees' care.

As of mid-2006, at least 28 states had 35 Medicaid pay-for-performance programs. Two were specifically designed for primary care physicians, although others involve doctors.

AMNews: Aug. 6, 2007. Medicaid measures performance: The push to improve care and save money ... American Medical News


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