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Hospital Value-based Purchasing: Initial Results Show Modest Effects on Medicare Payments and No Apparent Change in Quality-of-Care Trends

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Description
Evaluates the initial effects of the Hospital Value-based Purchasing (HVBP) program on Medicare bonus payments and penalties, the quality of care provided, and selected quality improvement efforts during FY 2013-15. Analyzes data from safety net, small urban, and small rural hospitals.
Date
10/2015
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
Tagged as
Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models