NY health plans launching physician P4P project

Piggybacking on a state grant, an Albany, NY-based trade group has set plans to develop a $12 million pay-for-performance program. The group, the New York Health Plan Association, has accepted a $3.2 million grant from the state to take part in the Department of Health's P4P demonstration project. It will also toss in $8.7 million of its own.

Participants in the statewide coalition backing the demonstration project, the New York Quality Alliance, include physicians, area hospitals, business and consumer groups and the Health Information Exchange of New York.

The grant comes from a pot of $9.5 million that the state handed out to a total of four regional groups.

To get more background on the project:
- read this Business Review of Albany article

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