Designing Incentives to Improve Care: Tools from the Leapfrog Group

Designing Incentives to Improve Care: Tools from the Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of many of the nation's largest corporations and public agencies founded by The Business Roundtable, a national association of Fortune 500 CEOs, to address patient safety and quality issues in the American health care system. Freely available resources developed by Leapfrog offer assistance to employers, health plans, Medicaid agencies, and other purchasers in designing, implementing, and evaluating financial and nonfinancial incentives to reward physicians and hospitals for providing high-quality care. These materials include profiles of insurers, purchasers, and employers that have implemented incentive programs; models of potential incentives; strategies for determining the business case for such programs and communicating their benefits; and other practical materials.

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