Reactions to CMS’ P4P proposal run the gamut
CMS’ plan to reduce Medicare payments by 2%–5% and allow hospitals to buy back the money through top-notch performance or dramatic improvement has prompted plaudits from some, disappointment from others, and confusion from critics.
In November 2007, the federal agency submitted its value-based purchasing program (VBP)—also known as pay for performance (P4P)—proposal to Congress. The proposal would reduce diagnostic-related group (DRG) payments by 2%–5% for Medicare patients.
- Senators Hear How Two-Midnight Rule Harms Patients, Hospitals
- 3 Management Lessons from a Supermarket Debacle
- Handshaking Spreads Germs. Get Over It.
- Healthcare Costs Start With What We Eat
- Medicare Advantage Carriers See 'No Choice' But to Accept Cuts
- IOM Identifies GME Problems, Calls for Finance Changes
- Hospitals Likely to Outsource ICD-10 at Launch
- Revenue Cycles Get a Boost from Simple JPEG Files
- Anatomy of 3 Health System Rebranding Efforts
- Physicians to Appeal 'Docs v. Glocks' Ruling in FL