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Tennessee managed-care company sees benefits of pay-for-performance

The Tennessean, February 28, 2008
HealthSpring Inc., a Nashville-based managed-care company, is claiming initial success with its pilot programs that pay doctors based on quality of care. Under HealthSpring pay-for-quality program that involves 27 medical practices, 348 doctors and 25,000 members, a practice can receive a bonus of up to 20 percent of what it normally gets paid.