N.Y. health plan launches P4P project
The New York Health Plan Association (HPA), an Albany, N.Y.-based trade group will use a $3.2 million state grant, plus $8.7 million of its own funds, to develop pay-for-performance (P4P) programs for local doctors.

HPA has formed a coalition, called the New York Quality Alliance (NYQA), to take part in the state’s Department of Health's P4P demonstration project. NYQA participants include a dozen of HPA’s member health plans, the Health Information Exchange of New York, area hospitals, as well as other physician, business and consumer groups.

The grant comes from a general fund of $9.5 million that the state awarded to four regional groups.