Article Review: Physicians nowadays have been paid depending on how many patients they see and how many procedures they perform rather than on the quality of service they provide to their patients. This system made physicians aim at increasing the quantity of their customers rather than improving the quality of their work. Hence, all the recent published data revealed a suboptimal medical care.Therfore Medicare under a federal law have set a new program called PQPI, which will measure health care providers performance and quality care provided to patients. This new program has been implemented during the summer, and under it, health care providers will be paid according to quality and value and their performance will be publicly reported on the Internet so the patients can choose the best health care providers. However, no matter how fancy this program sounds to be, it has its land mines.
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