From 3M Health Information Systems
Physician payment and performance measurement: Is it fair?
“...In terms of getting our money's worth on quality, I'm something of a contrarian because I think it is very difficult at the individual clinician level to actually measure performance. I think the government's first responsibility is to protect the public from substandard or even fraudulent behavior....I don't think we are in a position to actually rank physicians who are providing acceptable medical care. And in some cases, we should just stop trying. We're much better off at measuring population health…I think it's been a great deal of effort for very little gain and has demoralized the physicians and created a real financial burden.”
— Dr. Robert Berenson
“The False Choice Of Burden Reduction Versus Payment Precision In The Physician Fee Schedule” Health Affairs. August 15, 2018.