New Publication Explores Dramatic Change in Health Plan Pay-for-Performance Programs
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) - March 19, 2008 - Washington, DC

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), publisher of industry-leading Health Plan Week, is pleased to announce its newest publication, Health Plan Pay-for-Performance Programs: The Next Generation. This must-have publication examines P4P trends with specialist physicians and PPOs, P4P programs with hospitals and programs geared toward specific diseases — and includes case studies from three well-respected health insurers.

Abbreviated Table of Contents

  • Six Trends in Health Insurers' Adoption of Pay-for-Performance Programs
  • 2006 National Pay-for-Performance (P4P) Study Results With 2007 Projections Prepared by MedVantage, Inc.
  • Using Quality and Cost Measures to Drive Performance: HealthPartners' Model By Babette Apland, M.S., M.B.A., Senior Vice President, Health and Care Management, HealthPartners, Inc.
  • Second-Generation Pay-for-Performance: Comprehensive Chronic-Disease Profiling By Thomas Foels, M.D., M.M.M., Medical Director, Independent Health
  • Evolution of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Hospital Pay-for-Performance Program By Ellen Ward, Project Manager, Provider Contracting and Policy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

The book also includes an extensive table prepared by MedVantage, Inc., based on its exclusive survey, on who has what kinds of P4P programs — with details on the programs' enrollment and the types of providers targeted.

Profit from the lessons learned by many of the leaders in the field. Visit to see the detailed table of contents and to order Health Plan Pay-for-Performance Programs: The Next Generation today.

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