Year(s) Funded: 2014-2015
Topic(s): Health Reform, Healthcare Financing, Medicare, Physician, Quality
Project Lead: Ira Moscovice
Physician payment reform efforts, including Medicare initiatives, are developing ways to reimburse physicians that focus on quality and value rather than solely on volume. Research is needed on the implications of these initiatives for rural patients and rural physicians. The purpose of this project is to assess existing evidence about the quality of care provided by rural physicians using currently-available national data, and to determine what additional information will be needed as CMS moves towards inclusion of all physicians in payment reforms based on quality.