Pay for performance
Pay for performance has been utilized for many years, however it is growing in popularity as a cost controlling measure. Critics argue that pay for performance results in a physician’s unwillingness to treat complicated or difficult cases. Proponents argue that paying for performance will increase quality and result in a higher patient satisfaction. In this discussion, highlight the pros and cons to pay for performance as a cost saving technique. Additionally, summarize recent studies to determine if physician-based pay for performance is truly delivering the promised cost savings.