TITLE

pay for performance comes to Medicare in 2009

AUTHOR(S)
Charland, Kim
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Sep2007, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the proposed Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) strategy by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. The proposed VBP's goal is to transform the Medicare payment system in order to hand out incentives to providers for meeting up with measures of healthcare quality. Furthermore, the VBP program is based on the reporting hospital quality data for annual payment update (RHQDAPU) for its performance measures. The CMS has been authorized to develop the VBP plan for Medicare Hospital services in 2009 by the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005. The CMS proposed two approach for the implementation of VBP program, such as the phase approach and the aggressive approach.
ACCESSION #
26543778

 

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