October 19, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart Health Care Attorneys Bruce Johnson and Sara Blass
Co-Author Article on Quality-Based Compensation for Physicians/Providers

In the face of today’s changing healthcare reimbursement and payment environment, two Polsinelli Shughart health care attorneys have penned an article on the development and operation of quality-based compensation and incentive systems for physicians and other individual providers.
Bruce A. Johnson and Sara V. Blass, health care attorneys in Polsinelli Shughart’s Denver office, co-authored the article for the October issue of the Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law titled, “Compensating Individual Providers Based on Quality: Practical and Legal Considerations in a Changing Environment. The Journal is a publication of the American Health Lawyers Association.
To access the full article, click on www.healthlawyers.org/JHLSL, then scroll down the page to find links to current articles.
The authors examine the principal legal and regulatory issues relevant to quality-based incentive and offer strategies for healthcare provider organizations for the design and transition to individual provider incentive systems that emphasize quality and value in a changing healthcare payment environment.

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