Healthcare Business News

Doc groups earned $16.7 million in demo, CMS says

Posted: August 14, 2008 - 3:00 pm ET

Ten physician groups earned $16.7 million in incentive payments for improving the quality of care delivered to patients with heart conditions and diabetes during the second year of a CMS demonstration project, the agency announced.

All participants in the Physician Group Practice Demonstration achieved performance goals on at least 25 out of 27 quality markers for patients with diabetes, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. The demonstration project rewards healthcare providers for improving outcomes and coordinating the overall healthcare needs of Medicare patients assigned to the groups.

The groups include: Billings (Mont.) Clinic; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, Bedford, N.H.; the Everett (Wash.) Clinic; Forsyth Medical Group, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Geisinger Clinic, Danville, Pa.; Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic; Middlesex Health System, Middletown, Conn.; Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis Park, Minn.; St. John’s Health System, Springfield, Mo.; and the University of Michigan Faculty Group Practice, Ann Arbor.

Five of the physician groups—Forsyth Medical Group, Geisinger Clinic, Marshfield Clinic, St. John’s Health System and the University of Michigan Faculty Group Practice—reached performance goals on all 27 quality measures. For more information on the project, please click here. -- by Jennifer Lubell

Advertisement | View Media Kit


What do you think? Post a comment on this article and share your opinion with other readers. Submit your comments to Modern Healthcare Online at Please be sure to include your hometown and state, along with your organization and title.



Switch to the new Modern Healthcare Daily News app

For the best experience of on your iPad, switch to the new Modern Healthcare app — it's optimized for your device but there is no need to download.