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The authors, who have published results of a study of the costs and benefits of participating in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP), Bridges to Excellence (BTE) and a North Carolina program (Ann Fam Med 7:495-503 ) offer practical suggestions based on their research.
This article shares one practice's success story with the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and provides readers with experienced advice and tips on reporting successfully.
This article describes how one medical group transformed itself from good to great through steps like creating organizational goals, measuring and reporting physician performance and training physicians.
The article describes a step-by-step process to performing chart audits for assessing quality of care in a practice.
The article will explain how to use the patient experience as an easy way to measure practice function and outcomes and how to correct performance gaps.
The article describes how health plans use physician profiling and advises readers about the options they and their practices have for working within in this system.
Starting in July 2007, physicians can earn Medicare bonus money by tracking their performance in certain areas; the article helps them set up their practices to take advantage of the opportunity.
The author reviews the literature and offers evidence-based tips about how to improve patient satisfaction.
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.