Most hospitals will see a payment reduction under at least one of Medicare’s quality payment programs, according to a report published in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs, writes Bloomberg BNA. The report examined Medicare’s programs on hospital readmissions reduction, value-based purchasing and hospital-acquired condition reduction. Four out of five hospitals subject to the programs will be penalized under one or more of them in 2015, the report found. The report’s authors said that a growing share (6 percent by 2017) of Medicare hospital payments will be dependent upon how hospitals perform under the three programs.
Report Finds CMS Quality Efforts Have Broad Hospital Impact
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