“Max Baucus (D-Mont) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) want to pay more to hospitals and doctors meeting quality standards – and penalize those who don’t.”
- Los Angeles Times, April 29, 2009
“Eligible professionals could receive PQRI incentive payments… if the physician participates in a qualified American Board of Medical Specialties certification, known as Maintenance of Certification (MOC), or equivalent programs.”
- Transforming the Health Care Delivery System: Proposals to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Health Care Costs, Senate Finance Committee, April 29, 2009
“The term Value Driven Health Care has been adopted by the federal agencies to identify and reward those credentialing and outcome-based programs that are most likely to result in better health care delivery… the federal government, health care systems and the citizenry of the United States are familiar with the term “Board Certification” and recognize it as code for individual provider excellence. To prosper, we cannot afford to remain stagnant but rather must continue to evolve for the betterment of patient care and recognition among regulatory agencies and consumers of health care services.
- Leonard V. Messner, O.D., FAAO, Professor and Vice President for Patient Care Services, Illinois College of Optometry
Ninety-eight percent of consumers find it important or extremely important (48 percent) for their doctor to demonstrate through board certification that they have an advanced level of training.
- Results of a survey of 1,022 consumers of optometric care conducted May 20, 2008 by Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates