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The ABCs of Measurement

Aggregating Physician Performance Data Across Health Plans

Best Practices in Public Reporting No. 1: How To Effectively Present Health Care Performance Data To Consumers

The California Pay for Performance Program: The Second Chapter

Consumers’ Priorities for Hospital Quality Improvement and Implications for Public Reporting

Why Not the Best? Results from the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance

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California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative

California HealthCare Foundation: Public Reporting & Transparency

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National Quality Forum (NQF)

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RWJF's Comparing Health Care Quality: A National Directory

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U.S. DHHS, National Quality Strategy

Measuring and Reporting Provider Performance in CA


Friday, January 6, 2012, 10:00 – Noon


California State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA

Measuring and publicly reporting the performance of health care providers are basic elements of a high-value health care system. Measurement alerts providers to areas for improvement, and public reporting provides purchasers and consumers with valuable information they can use in health care decision-making. However, designing measurement and reporting frameworks can be challenging, as it necessitates gaining provider buy-in, deciding how and what to measure, and designing meaningful reports that clearly show results.

California is home to the largest non-government physician measurement and incentive program in the United States – the California Pay for Performance (P4P) Program – which has been measuring and publicly reporting the performance of over 200 physician organizations for almost a decade. This session will drill down into the details of measurement and public reporting in the P4P program, and give perspectives on the importance of performance measurement and public reporting from the points of view of a provider organization, a Medi-Cal managed care plan, and a purchaser representative. This briefing is the second in a two-part series – a December 1, 2011 Forum briefing focused on “Emphasizing Value: The Future of Payment Reform in California” (materials available here).

Confirmed speakers:

  • Bart Asner, MD, CEO, Monarch HealthCare
  • Elaine Batchlor, MD, Chief Medical Officer, LA Care Health Plan
  • Micah Weinberg, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, Bay Area Council
  • Tom Williams, DrPH, MBA, Executive Director, Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA)
  • Dolores Yanagihara, MPH, Pay for Performance Program Director, IHA

Funding for the California Health Policy Forum is provided by grants from the California HealthCare Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, and The California Endowment.