Moving in the right direction: Value-based purchasing changes meet approval

Selvam, Ashok
November 2011
Modern Healthcare;11/7/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 45, p8
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the approval for adjusted changes in value-based purchasing program by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It mentions changes including additional process measures for checking infection from urinary catheters and re-evaluation of hospital performance. It also notes composite measures of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for hospital-acquired condition (HAC) events.


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