VBP: considering the worst case scenario

Alexander, Jim
January 2008
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jan2008, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p32
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The article focuses on the possibility of the value-based purchasing (VBP) for hospital and physician services to hold the answer in restraining Medicare spending for the longer short-term in the U.S. According to the author, hospital payments from Reporting Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update (RHQDAPU) and incorporating Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) into payment calculation will be transited by the VBP. He added that RHQDAPU has caused important changes in the organization as reported by the hospitals, while a greater challenge for the small hospitals.


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