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After carefully reading the case study, please answer the following questions.
A family physician sees approximately 29 patients per day. Of these 29 patients per day, 5 are Medicaid patients and 3 of those Medicaid patients are well-baby visits. The state Medicaid plan has implemented P4P and is utilizing the HEDIS® measures. One of the measures is that babies have 6 well-baby office visits by 15 months of age. At the current time, the family physician receives a $100 bonus per baby with 6 or more well-baby visits by 15 months. The Medicaid program has proposed two methods of restructuring the incentives:
1. $25 bonus for each set of 3 well-baby visits to the family physician and a $15 gift certificate for each set of 2 well-baby visits to the parents.
2. $100 bonus per baby receiving 5th well-baby visit and polio, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccines by 13 months and a second $100 bonus for the 6th well-baby visit by 15 months and relevant vaccines.
Of the three methods, current and two proposed, which method would result in the highest financial reward for the family physician?
Which method would result in the lowest financial reward for the family physician?