Sunday, July 09, 2006

Health Insurers Work With American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) to Reduce Physician Quality Data Reporting Burden

Here is another reason for practices to get automated:

Re-certification and better reimbursement.SV

ABIM's Maintenance of Certification program data to be incorporated into major insurers' quality recognition and pay for performance programs; will lead to enhanced care for millions of Americans.

Press Release - Philadelphia, PA June 28, 2006
Recognizing the need to reduce redundancy in reporting of physician performance data, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will begin incorporating ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification program data into their physician recognition and incentive programs over the next several months. This initiative will enable more than 100,000 internists and subspecialists nationwide to more easily qualify for recognition and potential pay for performance rewards, and will create the potential for improvements in health care for millions of Americans.

ABIM link

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