The Affordable Care Act expands the use of pay-for-performance (P4P) programs, which reward medical providers for achieving better patient outcomes, rather than paying them solely on the volume of services they provide. The theory behind these programs is that they will ultimately improve quality of care and save money. According to a new brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, however, early demonstrations of this model yield mixed results.
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