Quality outcomes in managed care physician practices

The Foundation's initiative, Rewarding Results: Aligning Incentives with High-Quality Health Care, was designed to invent, prove and diffuse innovations in systems of provider payments and non-financial incentives that will encourage and reward high-quality care.The purpose of this project is to improve selected quality outcomes identified in the Institute of Medicine's Crossing the Quality Chasm, including effectiveness, timeliness, and efficiency through improved adherence to clinical guidelines for high-prevalence and high-cost chronic conditions. Nationally, practice guidelines have not been widely used due to the challenges of making them useful and available at the point of service and reducing known barriers to their use. A methodology to incite practitioners to adhere to guidelines represents an important contribution to the quality improvement movement in this country.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $999,336.00

Awarded on: 9/30/2002

Time frame: 10/1/2002 - 6/30/2006

Grant Number: 46687


Excellus Health Plan, Inc.

165 Court Street
Rochester, 14647-0001


Carolyn B. Frank
Project Director