Survey: Half of Primary Care Physicians Think Quality Metrics Have Negative Impact

A new survey from The Commonwealth Fund and The Kaiser Family Foundation asked primary care providers – physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants – about their experiences with and reactions to recent changes in health care delivery and payment. Providers’ views are generally positive regarding the impact of health information technology on quality of care, but they are more divided on the increased use of medical homes and accountable care organizations. Overall, providers are more negative about the increased reliance on quality metrics to assess their performance and about financial penalties.

The findings are published in an issue brief on the website of the Commonwealth Fund.