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Experts: Bigger rewards, stronger penalties help improve quality

CQ Politics, September 11, 2008

Experts agree that improving the quality of healthcare can be as simple as paying financial incentives for more quality work as well as setting minimum quality standards for workers. However, William Roper, chairman of the board of directors of the National Quality Forum, told the Senate Finance Committee this week that changing the healthcare industry's views about quality initiatives won't happen overnight.