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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:24pm

Patient registry reports are a huge asset with check and balances too for those practices participating in P4P with managed care.  If you are using an EMR, be sure to see if registry reporting modules are included as they will save you a lot of work and gain some potential income for you at the same time in case of number and statistic discrepancies.  BD

The IHA's P4P program is reportedly the nation's largest, involving more than 40,000 California physicians in 220 medical organizations that care for over 12 million individuals. Participating health plans include Aetna, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross of California, CIGNA, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente, PacifiCare, and Western Health Advantage. Funding for P4P bonuses comes from individual health plans, based on their interpretation of IHA's criteria.

The program's information technology measures examine how physician groups use IT to manage patient populations and how information technology is used at the point of care, for e-prescribing, drug interaction checks, monitoring lab results, electronic messaging, and preventive and chronic care reminders. When P4P results were first published four years ago, "two-thirds of physician groups did not meet any IT criteria," said Tom Williams, executive director of IHA. "Today, only one-third do not meet any of our IT criteria."

Report: Increased use of IT helps medical groups improve clinical quality - San Francisco Business Times:

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