Medicare Chugs Closer To Home Health P4P System

May 2012
Eli's Home Care Week;5/14/2012, Vol. 21 Issue 18, p138
The article reports on the plan of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement the home health value-based purchasing (VBP) program in the U.S. It outlines the purpose of the program that aims to keep providers accountable for the quality of care they provide, and promote more effective and high quality care processes. It also mentions the benefits of the program, however, it also suggests the need for the CMS hammer out several issues associated with its implementation.


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