In FY 2018 (payment adjustment effective for discharges from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018) the Value-Based Purchasing program includes a total of 21 measures. The measures are represented in four different Domains; Clinical Care, Patient Experience of Care (HCAHPS), Efficiency and Cost Reduction, and Patient Safety. The diagnosis-related groups (DRG) base operating payments remained the same from FY 2017 to FY 2018 at 2.00 percent, where it is expected to remain in succeeding years.
CMS continues to raise the bar on quality and patient perception of care, making it critical for organizations to have a foundation in place that can withstand the even tougher ones waiting in the future. Simply maintaining results is not enough.
Organizations that partner with Studer Group:
- Outperform peers by an average of 23 percentile points across HCAHPS measures
- Outpace national improvements in every HCAHPS measure
Learn about the benefits of Studer Group's Evidence-Based LeadershipSM approach, including various types of rounding, a simple technique to reduce readmissions, training and retaining staff, and improving patient and staff satisfaction in the whitepaper, Value-Based Purchasing: Hospitals Navigate a New Financial Era. See how one rural organization improved its operations and reaped the rewards in a big way.
Value-Based Purchasing At A Glance
Download the "Valued-Based Purchasing At A Glance" whitepapers to learn what the final rule means for your organization, gain a better understanding of the multiple parts of reimbursement, and prepare for Fiscal Year 2018 and beyond.
Fiscal Year 2017
Fiscal Year 2016