SPOTLIGHT: Too soon for Medicare P4P?

Given the rumblings in Washington, it seems certain that Medicare will institute pay for performance measures sometime soon. Armed with in-house studies, CMS execs and policy wonks seem convinced that pay for performance can turn around costs for the hugely expensive public health insurance program. However, critics argue that it's premature to institute P4P measures. After all, they note, the industry still hasn't reached a strong consensus as to what to measure, much less who gets to establish these standards. Article