Quality Incentive Payment System
The 2008 Health Reform Law calls for the establishment of a statewide system of quality-based incentive payments to health care providers. These payments are sometimes also called “pay-for-performance” incentives. This system will be used by public and private health care purchasers. This more coordinated approach to measuring, reporting and paying for health care quality will create stronger incentives for health care providers to improve quality and will put more useful and understandable information in the hands of Minnesota health care consumers.
Measures from the Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System have been used to develop the system of quality incentive payments to health care providers, based upon achieving target levels of performance or based on improvement over time.
The incentive payment system was implemented in 2010 for participants in the state employee health plan and enrollees in state public insurance programs.
Quality Incentive Payment System Report - Annual Update 2016
The Commissioner of Health annually reviews, evaluates, and updates the Minnesota Quality Incentive Payment System (QIPS) framework. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has finalized its sixth update to the framework since the initial framework was published in January 2010. This report describes both the methodology and the quality measures included in QIPS.