Pay for Performance: Opportunity and Challenge for Improving Health Care

Pay for performance has emerged as a key issue in health care, generating discussion, anxiety, and a vigorous exchange of ideas. This supplement, derived from the 11th annual Department of Health Policy Summer Seminar at Thomas Jefferson University, features presentations from Andrew Webber, president and CEO of the National Business Coalition on Health, Dennis Scanlon, PhD, associate professor of health policy and administration at Pennsylvania State University, and Margaret Van Amringe, director of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.


  • Building a Business Case for Better Health Care
  • Evidence for Pay for Performance
  • Developing an Effective Pay-for-Performance Program