Quality demands alone ought to motivate hospitals to seek ways to collaborate more effectively with physicians. But the most significant lever to better hospital-physician relationships might be a different payment system. Pay for performance, while a positive development, is generally seen as transitional at best. What is needed is a payment system explicitly designed to improve quality, lower administrative burden, enhance transparency, and support a patient-centric and consumer-driven environment, while making consistent the clinical incentives for hospitals and physicians.
In Common Cause for Quality Part 2
PROMETHEUS Payment® and Principles of Engagement