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Barbara Kalfin, a vice ...
www.mcall.com, 22 Oct 2004 [cached]
Barbara Kalfin, a vice president for Capital BlueCross in Harrisburg, told employers to encourage a healthy work force.
"You should be smoke-free and have a place for employees to exercise," she
Lancaster County Business Group On Health
www.lcbgh.org, 6 Oct 2004 [cached]
Barbara Kalfin, senior vice president, Clinical & Network Management, Capital BlueCross
HSA Insider – Health Savings Accounts, High Deductible Health Plans, and Industry News
www.hsainsider.com, 3 Sept 2004 [cached]
And while the amounts spent on digital imaging such as MRIs have risen greatly, doctors estimate 30 percent to 40 percent of those diagnostic tests aren't necessary, said Barbara Kalfin, a senior vice president with Capital Blue Cross.
Payors expand quality incentives
www.physiciansnews.com, 5 Nov 2003 [cached]
Capital Blue Cross is interested in piloting a pay-for-quality bonus incentive pilot program for physicians, and is optimistic that it will have some form of program in place for physicians, at least on a small scale, some time next year, according to Barbara Kalfin, Capital's senior director of clinical management and network operations."We at Capital recognize that the way we fund health care doesn't in any way reward for quality, and there's a strong feeling by our medical directors and some of the providers in our community that there's a business case for beginning to reward for quality," she adds.
Capital is entertaining recommendations from all specialties for starting a bonus incentive program, while OB/GYNs have been especially vocal in expressing interest and generating ideas, such as rewarding annual ACOG recertification, says Kalfin
.Capital is also exploring ideas such as rewarding physicians who refer patients to its disease management program, Kalfin