Federal incentive payments for meaningful use of electronic health records became more meaningful on Aug. 5 as four major commercial insurers announced programs that could result in additional private sector incentives.

The payers are Aetna Inc., Highmark Inc., UnitedHealth Group and WellPoint Inc. All four insurers, at minimum, will align their pay-for-performance programs with federal meaningful use criteria. In some cases, physicians who meet a payer's P4P criteria and demonstrate meaningful use will receive a higher P4P payment; in other cases the payment won't rise but demonstrating meaningful use will become a criteria for getting the P4P payment.

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