Local Doctors could get incentives for better care
Based on Andie Adams article on NBC 11 news, there is a new program that is offering incentives to doctors that focus on quality instead of quantity. The new program is known as the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, and many healthcare professionals feel that the program will pay for itself. The new program tries to encourage doctors to go above and beyond short patient visits by giving doctors grants so they can focus on quality care. According to Dr. Michael Pramenko, “The program helps us in ways that we couldn’t without extra funds to go the extra mile: to provide after hours care, to have better electronic medical records linking up with other organizations.” As of right now, there are only seven areas that are participating in the program.
I found this article to be very interesting. As we have learned in class, there are many companies that offer piecework incentives, the more items you make the more money you get. I think that it is great that the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative is focusing on quality instead of quantity. In my opinion, doctors should be getting incentives for giving their patients better treatment instead of giving patients minimal treatment so they could see more patients. I hope that the program has a lot of success and eventually makes its way all around the United States. I feel that if this program is successful it will change the healthcare industry in a good way.