Archives for June 29, 2007

AMA to "Actively Oppose" some P4P

A little more of this, and I’ll reconsider my no-membership status:

CHICAGO, June 27 — The American Medical Association wants third-party payers to put the brakes on pay-for-performance initiatives until there is evidence that such plans benefit patients.

Moreover, after five hours of debate — often over the addition or deletion of a single word — the AMA’s House of Delegates said that it will “actively oppose” any pay-for-performance programs that do not meet the AMA’s five pay-for-performance principles.

Now, follow through. Please.

via DB.