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Pay-for-quality programs mean better health care, lower costs

By Hilton R. Raethel

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 24, 2014

~~<p>For decades, the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) has been on the forefront of health care reform in Hawaii.</p>
<p>One of our most successful initiatives is based on rethinking how we pay health care providers &mdash; in particular physicians and hospitals &mdash; for the services they provide our members. We call it &quot;pay for quality,&quot; and we were among the first health insurers in the United States to move from the traditional fee-for-service model when we launched our pay-for-quality programs in 1997.</p>
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For decades, the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) has been on the forefront of health care reform in Hawaii.

One of our most successful initiatives is based on rethinking how we pay health care providers — in particular physicians and hospitals — for the services they provide our members. We call it "pay for quality," and we were among the first health insurers in the United States to move from the traditional fee-for-service model when we launched our pay-for-quality programs in 1997. Login for more...



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