Higher Pay Doesn’t Mean Provider Incentives Work

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There seems to be a belief that if a provider incentive plan results in more productive providers earning more, the incentive plan works.  Not quite sure that makes sense.  The key here is the use of the word “incentive.”  To measure the success of an “incentive” plan, we need to know what the motivation was for having the plan in the first place, and whether it achieved those objectives.