Pay for Performance

Main Points

  • The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is dedicated to advancing emergency care and to ensuring that every emergency patient receives high-quality care. 
  • ACEP supports quality improvement measures to advance patient care and is working with the federal government to develop measures for emergency physicians.
  • Two of the biggest threats to patient safety in emergency departments are overcrowding and on-call specialist shortages.
  • The stated goal of the government's effort to introduce pay-for-performance measures is to improve quality of care, but emergency physicians are concerned that patient care will be sacrificed in favor of cost reduction and efficiency.

Pay for Performance Fact Sheet

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