At 1 year, length of hospital stay affected results of pay-for-performance plan at German clinic

Ljubljana, SLOVENIA — Inpatient hospital length of stay negatively affected the outcome of the bonus-malus pay-for-performance remuneration plan adopted by the Bellevue Eye Clinic in Kiel, Germany.“The [pay-for-performance plan] is the first quality-based remuneration system introduced in Europe in 2012 through an agreement between our clinic and an insurance company. A bonus payment of +€40 or a malus subtraction of –€50 is applied to each cataract procedure depending on the quality level of medical outcome,” Tim Herbst, project manager at Bellevue, said at the winter meeting of the European Society (Read more...)

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