Quality Indicators, Outcomes, and Performance Pay

  • James S. Powers


The history of the centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) involvement in quality improvement is long-standing. Linking performance metrics to payment is a powerful lever to stimulate healthcare improvement and maintenance of quality. This may also improve consistency and standardization of healthcare practices across regions.


Quality indicators Performance metrics Healthcare practices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James S. Powers
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  1. 1.Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical CenterNashvilleUSA

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