The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) believes the primary purpose of performance measurement and sharing the results should be to identify opportunities to improve patient care. Payers’ physician measurement programs should lead to better informed physicians and/or consumers and align with existing relevant AAFP policies on Physician Profiling Principles and Performance Measures. The benefit of measurement is reporting the results so the improvement process can begin and be measured over time. Ideally, any Physician Performance Reporting should:
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Physician Performance Reporting, Guiding Principles