Despite the growing insistence to use a value-based program for reimbursement, many doctors say they lack the tools necessary to fully implement such a model.(Photo: iStock)

Doctors are having a hard time figuring out the new value-based metrics that insurers and the federal government are increasingly using to determine reimbursement.

In a survey of 450 physicians and health care executives conducted by Quest Diagnostics of Madison, New Jersey, and Inovalon of Bowie, Maryland, 74 percent say the quality measures are too complex, suggesting they often don’t know what exactly is expected of them.

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