Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in 32 states are offering physician pay-for-performance programs while plans in 14 other states say they will implement such programs in the near future, according to a survey by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation on Health Care. Sixty-eight percent of eligible primary-care physicians and 48% of eligible specialists are participating in the programs, according to the Blues. When the programs begin in the 46 states, 84 million Americans will "stand to reap the benefits of the improved quality of care," said Scott Serota, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's president and chief executive officer, in a news release. -- by Tony Fong
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