I am currently in discussion with my Director of Operations about instituting an incentive bouns program for our staff (Physical Rehabilitation Therapists and assistants). The boss/corporation feels that incentive bonuses in healthcare are unethical because they encourage fradulent behavior (i.e. you're more productive, providing more service for no other reason than the bonus). I'm struggling a bit with this. We certainly have productivity goals and benchmarks to meet. I can't reconcile how a corporation can institute goals such as these but not be able to reward achievement.
Thoughts or comments appreciated.