Journal Article

Payment innovations to improve diagnostic accuracy and reduce diagnostic error.

Berenson R, Singh H. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2018;37:1828-1835.

The use of value-based payment models to advance quality improvement in health care has yet to be applied to improving diagnosis. This commentary suggests that refining the Medicare coding, developing new alternative payment models, and utilizing timeliness and accuracy as payment triggers could drive tracking and analysis of weaknesses in diagnosis to catalyze improvements in diagnostic performance.

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