As "pay-for-performance" (P4P) moves into the hospital arena, nurses will be the front-line personnel responsible for meeting quality targets. Yet we do not know how nursing care will fit into the targets, indicators and financial rewards of P4P. Without performance indicators that reflect nursing care and a way to engage nurses, it may be difficult to meet P4P performance targets. The purpose of this Economics of Nursing Invitational Conference: Paying for Quality Nursing Care is to convene a diverse, multidisciplinary group of health care leaders to specify the issues surrounding paying for quality nursing care, explore potential solutions and policies to address these issues, and plan next steps. Issues of reimbursement for nursing care, the business case for quality nursing care, and the role of nursing care and nurse leaders in P4P will be addressed within the context of public and private initiatives and demonstration projects. The conference integrates with other Foundation projects such as Transforming Care at the Bedside, Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative, and Rewarding Results, and is integral to achieving the Foundation's Quality/Equality team's goal to increase the visibility of the nurse as central to improving quality. Deliverables are: (1) the convening of the conference; (2) the publication of a journal issue or book of conference proceedings; and (3) research and policy recommendations.
Amount Awarded $150,000.00
Awarded on: 11/28/2006
Time frame: 12/1/2006 - 12/31/2007
Grant Number: 59289