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Skeptical Look At P4P Leads HA Blog’s October Top Ten
Posted By Chris Fleming On November 6, 2012 @ 1:04 pm In All Categories,Health Reform,Hospitals,Insurance,Payment,Quality,States | No Comments
Will pay for performance backfire? That’s the question addressed in the most-read Health Affairs Blog post for October. Steffie Woolhandler, Dan Ariely, and David Himmelstein  look to behavioral economics to explain the lack of evidence that P4P is benefiting patients.
Next on October’s top-ten list is Amy Boutwell’s  examination of efforts to prevent hospital readmissions and the new Medicare penalties for excessive readmissions, which kicked in on October 1. Following that is Sonya Schwartz’s  survey of which plans states are choosing as benchmarks for the “essential health benefits” that must be offered under the Affordable Care Act.
The full list of most-read posts for October appears below.
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URLs in this post:
 Steffie Woolhandler, Dan Ariely, and David Himmelstein: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/11/will-pay-for-performance-backfire-insights-from-behavioral-economics/
 Amy Boutwell’s: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/10/time-to-get-serious-about-hospital-readmissions/
 Sonya Schwartz’s: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/03/states-take-a-first-step-on-the-path-to-essential-health-benefits/
 Will Pay For Performance Backfire? Insights From Behavioral Economics: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/11/will-pay-for-performance-backfire-insights-from-behavioral-economics/
 Time To Get Serious About Hospital Readmissions: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/10/time-to-get-serious-about-hospital-readmissions/
 States Take A First Step On The Path To Essential Health Benefits: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/03/states-take-a-first-step-on-the-path-to-essential-health-benefits/
 Do Medicare And Medicaid Payment Rates Really Threaten Physicians With Bankruptcy?: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/02/do-medicare-and-medicaid-payment-rates-really-threaten-physicians-with-bankruptcy/
 Transforming Care Through Transparency: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/05/transforming-care-through-transparency/
 Creating Outcome-Driven Health Care Markets: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/23/creating-outcome-driven-health-care-markets/
 Realizing The Promise Of Integrated Care For The Dual Eligibles: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/22/realizing-the-promise-of-integrated-care-for-the-dual-eligibles/
 Turning Consumers Into Shoppers: Using High-Deductible Plans Wisely: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/18/turning-consumers-into-shoppers-using-high-deductible-plans-wisely/
 The Growing Bipartisan Support For Health Courts: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/02/the-growing-bipartisan-support-for-health-courts/
 Health Policy Brief: Pay For Performance: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/11/health-policy-brief-pay-for-performance/