The quality initiative alphabet soup

By Robert H. Haralson III, MD

From AQA to P4P—developing quality measures

Pay-for-performance (P4P) programs are being implemented by many payors, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Although P4P programs are changing and may completely disappear, the quality initiative they represent isn’t going away. From now on, physicians will be collecting and reporting quality data—and that can only improve the quality of care that patients receive.

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