I would like to hear from our physician friends on this one.
Here is Jason Shafrin’s summary of the UnitedHealth Premium physician designation program:
For quality measures that evaluate adherence, these measures are mapped to evidence-based practices for specific specialties. For example, asthma is mapped to allergists and primary care physicians.
For cost measures, each episode is assigned (attributed) to the one physician who generated the highest percentage of services in an episode, subject to having a minimum of 30% of charges.