An ongoing initiative by the Obama administration to link Medicare reimbursements to performance got a big endorsement from major insurers Tuesday.

Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and America's Health Insurance Plans, the powerful insurance lobby, announced that they have agreed on seven measures to assess doctors.

While policymakers have been bemoaning the fee-for-service model that they say drives up costs for both public and private health care programs, moving the entire health care system towards an outcome-based model is daunting because of a health care market that is fragmented by state and insurance networks.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical BenefitsPRO information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.