Measuring and Assigning Accountability for Healthcare Spending

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The federal government, commercial health plans, and other organizations are increasingly using measures of healthcare spending for the purposes of rewarding or penalizing physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers, defining provider networks, and encouraging patients to use particular providers. This report describes six fundamental problems with the current attribution and risk adjustment systems that are being used in these measures and explains how these problems could seriously harm both patients and healthcare providers. The report also describes how these problems can be solved using improved methodologies.

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Date: Sep 2014
Author: Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform