ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
The article examines the current status and future trends of pay-for-performance programs, which reward physicians for meeting defined performance/quality measures.
The authors explain the importance of practice data gathering and quality measurement and offer suggestions for identifying and collecting the necessary data.
This article describes two financial tools ? gap and root cause analyses ? to help physicians better understand the financial performance of their practice.
The author describes how a practice can improve staff efficiency and accountability by developing performance standards that measure each staff member's job performance.
The article will describe the new model of care proposed by the Future of Family Medicine project and will address the barriers and solutions to implementing key components of the new model.
The article examines the current status and future trends of pay-for-performance programs, which reward physicians for meeting defined performance/quality measures. The article also assesses whether such programs can help family physicians implement quality improvement strategies more broadly.
The article explains the value of having a "clinical instrument panel" (a balanced set of key performance measures) to quickly and continually assess how your practice is doing and what areas require improvement.
Jun 1999 Issue
Improve Quality by Understanding Your Care Process [Improving Patient Care]
The article argues that a good process yields good outomes. It shows how practices can use patient input to map out the patient care process and find ways to improve.
This installment in an ongoing series of brief web-site reviews will describe a site that makes data about physician performance available to patients. The article will inform readers about what your patients can find out about you on the Web.
Jan 1999 Issue
Are Your Patients Getting the Preventive Services They Need? [Improving Patient Care]
The article discusses the importance of preventive services and offers NCQA benchmarks. It also shows the process one practice used to identify its rates for mammograms, childhood immunizations and influenza vaccinations.