Capsules: Medicare's Pay For Performance Effort Begins, Targeting Quality And Readmissions

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Jordan Rau writes: "Monday is the start of the federal fiscal year, and with it begins Medicare's biggest effort yet at paying for performance. Starting Oct. 1, Medicare is withholding 1 percent of its regular hospital reimbursements in the new Value-Based Purchasing Program, which was created by the 2010 health care law" (Rau, 10/1). Check out what else is on the blog.

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