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Pay for Performance Could Hurt Docs Who Serve Poor, Blacks and Hispanics

by Brendon Nafziger, DOTmed News Associate Editor | May 06, 2010

But the key, he thinks, is to test before you try.

"No matter what pay-for-performance scheme gets rolled out, it's possible to simulate it. That's what we think is a really important step for any payer to take, to simulate what happens to the distribution of dollars, and see if there is this potential from steering dollars away from the care of underserved populations. That's something I don't think any payer wants to do," Friedberg said.

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