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This final rule updates the payment rates used under the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year (FY) 2016. In addition, it specifies a SNF all-cause all-condition hospital readmission measure, as well as adopts that measure for a new SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, and includes a discussion of SNF VBP Program policies we are considering for future rulemaking to promote higher quality and more efficient health care for Medicare beneficiaries. Additionally, this final rule will implement a new quality reporting program for SNFs as specified in the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act)...
August 4, 2015: Federal Register
Bijan J Borah, Michael G Rock, Douglas L Wood, Daniel L Roellinger, Matthew G Johnson, James M Naessens
BACKGROUND: Medicare hospital Value-based purchasing (VBP) program that links Medicare payments to quality of care will become effective from 2013. It is unclear whether specific hospital characteristics are associated with a hospital's VBP score, and consequently incentive payments.The objective of the study was to assess the association of hospital characteristics with (i) the mean VBP score, and (ii) specific percentiles of the VBP score distribution. The secondary objective was to quantify the associations of hospital characteristics with the VBP score components: clinical process of care (CPC) score and patient satisfaction score...
2012: BMC Health Services Research
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: This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2014 to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems. In this final rule with comment period, we describe the changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the payment rates for Medicare services paid under the OPPS and those paid under the ASC payment system...
December 10, 2013: Federal Register
Ed Peile
The best clinical decisions are based on both evidence and values in what is known as the 'two-feet principle'. Anecdotally, educationalists find teaching clinicians to become more evidence based is relatively simple in comparison to encouraging them to become more values based. One reason is likely to be the importance of values awareness. As values-based practice is premised on a mutual respect for the diversity of values, clinicians need to develop the skills to ascertain patient values and to get in touch with their own beliefs and preferences in order to understand those at play in any consultation...
2013: BMC Medicine
Paula Chatterjee, Karen E Joynt, E John Orav, Ashish K Jha
BACKGROUND: Whether safety-net hospitals (SNHs) provide patient-centered care has important implications both for patient outcomes and for how these hospitals will fare under value-based purchasing (VBP). We sought to determine performance and improvement on measures of patient-reported hospital experience among SNHs compared with non-SNHs. METHODS: Our sample consisted of 3096 US hospitals. We defined safety-net hospitals as those hospitals in the highest quartile of the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) index, and we used national data on patient experience from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey in 2007 and 2010 to examine overall hospital performance and improvement over time...
September 10, 2012: Archives of Internal Medicine
Winnie Chia-Hsuan Chi, Sze-Jung Wu, Andrea Devries
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April 2014: Health Affairs
Rosanne Raso
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May 2015: Nursing Management
Rosanne Raso
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May 2013: Nursing Management
William B Borden, Jan Blustein
BACKGROUND: Medicare will soon implement hospital value-based purchasing (VBP) using a scoring system that rewards both achievement (absolute performance) and improvement (performance increase over time). However, improvement is defined so as to give less credit to initial low performers than initial high performers. Because initial low performers are disproportionately hospitals in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas, these institutions stand to lose under Medicare's VBP proposal. METHODS AND RESULTS: We developed an alternative improvement scale and applied it to hospital performance throughout the United States...
March 1, 2012: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Megan McHugh, Jennifer Neimeyer, Emilie Powell, Rahul K Khare, James G Adams
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Medicare's new, mandatory Hospital Inpatient Value-Based Purchasing Program introduces financial rewards or penalties to hospitals according to achievement or improvement on several publicly reported quality measures. Our objective was to describe hospital reporting on the 4 emergency department (ED)-related program measures, variation in performance on the ED measures across hospital characteristics, and the characteristics of hospitals that were more likely to receive performance scores based on improvement versus achievement...
June 2013: Annals of Emergency Medicine
William Shoemaker
A study sought to correlate projected total performance scores (TPSs) for hospitals under the Medicare value-based purchasing (VBP) program with routine costs as reported by each hospital for the corresponding measurement periods. The study focused on routine service costs and common departmental costs because they are generally shared among all hospitals. The study's findings suggest that these costs tend to be higher among hospitals that achieve higher levels of quality as measured by VBP scores.
October 2012: Healthcare Financial Management: Journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association
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