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    The Medical Group Management Association’s most recent MGMA Stat poll asked healthcare leaders if quality performance metrics are tied to their physician compensation plans. The majority of respondents (60%) said no, while 38% said yes. The remaining 2% were unsure. This poll was conducted on March 26, 2019, with 1,238 applicable responses.

    Respondents who answered “yes” were asked to list the quality metrics tied to their physician compensation plans. Although quality metrics vary by organization and physician specialty, those most frequently cited include:

    • Patient screenings
    • Patient satisfaction
    • HEDIS measures
    • Readmission rates

    Additional resources:

    • Incorporating quality measures in your physician compensation plans – Learn best practices for using quality metrics in compensation plans from Nick Fabrizio, PhD, FACMPE, FACHE, principal, MGMA Consulting
    • MIPS/APMs – MGMA Government Affairs offers resources on quality reporting and program participation
    • MGMA DataDive Provider Compensation — Utilize this tool to benchmark compensation and production data for more than 140 physician specialties.
    • MGMA19 | The Data Conference — An MGMA DataDive user group conference that gives healthcare professionals access to the tools and hands-on learning they need to analyze, benchmark and test their data to run a more efficient and profitable medical practice.

    MGMA Stat is a national poll that addresses practice management issues, the impact of new legislation and related topics. Participation is open to all healthcare leaders. See results of other polls and information on how to participate in MGMA Stat.

    Sarah Gray
    Project Analyst
    MGMA Research

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