CMS Clarifies Value-Based Purchasing Model
Crothall Healthcare’s Patient Experience Team is tuned in to the latest developments from the CMS proposed regulations for a Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) model. Last week they announced further clarification on the proposed model, revealing that the VBP will include both clinical as well as patient-perception-of-care (HCAHPS) measures in determining overall hospital quality. Rather than adjusting Medicare payments for simply reporting on these measures, under the new proposed reimbursement model, hospitals will be reimbursed based on performance of CMS factors. The Patient Satisfaction News update is available by clicking here. To obtain a full copy of the proposal, please visit the attached link and refer to pages 2453-2487.