[Summary in Progress]

Psychiatry Literature

(288) Bremer RW, Scholle SH, Keyser D, Hourtsinger JVK, Pincus HA. Pay for Performance in Behavioral Health. Psychiatric Services. 2008: 59 1419-1429.

PMID: 19033169


  • Effort to identify P4P programs in behavioral health. Chart of the programs is detailed.
  • Overall, there is less consensus on a common set of quality improvement strategies and measures in behavioral health care.
  • 24 specific P4P programs were found for behavioral health issues.
  • Authors discuss preliminary lessons learned from behavioral P4P programs already in place.

Significance to Literature:

P4P in behavioral fields is relatively behind when assessing gross amount of available programs and measures.