Bonuses might boost MD quality

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Executives from the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization said their incentive program for salaried physicians boosted clinical quality.

Eligible physicians were given performance targets for three quality measures every six months. Across 13 six-month terms, 62% of physicians met all three, according to a MedPage Today writeup of the Health Affairs analysis. There were drops in ER visits and in radiology turnaround time.

However, the HA article “fails to link the changes to the physicians' 2% incentive,” Joe Antos, of the American Enterprise Institute, told MedPage Today.

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