This proposed rule, which is required by the health law, outlines how Medicare will reward hospitals for delivering high-quality care.
The Hill: New Regulation Seeks To Reward Hospitals For Quality Of Care
The Medicare agency on Friday issued a proposed rule spelling out how hospitals will be rewarded for providing high-quality care for patients, as required by Democrats' healthcare reform law. Under the program, known as value-based purchasing, hospitals that perform well on measures relating to quality of care and patient experience would get higher Medicare payments (Pecquet, 1/7).
CQ HealthBeat: CMS Announces Proposal To Boost Medicare Payments For Higher Quality Care
After many years of delay, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a proposal Friday to boost payments to hospitals if they perform well on quality of care measures (Reichard, 1/7).