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America’s Essential Hospitals encourages CMS to improve transparency, risk adjust, and reduce regulatory burden for essential hospitals.

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The rule would raise inpatient operating payment rates, revise Medicare DSH payment methodology, and apply a transitional methodology for HRRP penalties.

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The rule contains provisions on the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, Medicare DSH, the Inpatient Quality Reporting program, and more.

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Hospitals have until May 5 to review overall Hospital Compare star rating and until May 10 to review value-based purchasing hospital-specific reports.

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CMS on Dec. 19 refreshed its Hospital Compare site, including data on the Ambulatory Surgical Center Program, Hospital Readmission Reduction Program & more.

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President Obama signs the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes the historic risk adjustment provision and also provides partial relief to hospitals from cuts to off-campus outpatient department payments.

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Hear insights and lessons learned regarding value-based care from representatives of the foundation of Hennepin Health.

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The report aims to identify social risk factors that affect beneficiaries' health outcomes and methods to account for these factors in payment programs.

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The actions build on the National Pain Strategy, a federally coordinated plan for reducing and better treating chronic pain.

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The proposed rule updates the payment rate for services provided in hospital outpatient departments and provisions relating to quality reporting.

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These findings come from GAO, which also found that essential hospitals narrowed this gap over the study, overall performance during VBP's initial years didn't change, and bonuses and penalties were less than 0.5 percent of Medicare payments per year.

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Rule includes a net increase in IPPS payment rates of 0.9 percent, Medicare DSH cuts of $1.2 billion in FY 2016, and updates to the HAC Reduction, Hospital VBP, IQR, and EHR Incentive programs.

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Comments caution CMS about Medicare DSH payment cuts and urge CMS to ensure measures and methodologies used in quality reporting programs are adjusted for sociodemographic factors.

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Nominations are due June 19. The work group will define terms related to alternative payment models and a strategy to track progress of APM implementation.

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The national provider call will cover alignment and goals for a number of Medicare pay-for-performance programs, including the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and the Value-Based Purchasing Program.

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The rule includes provisions on several topics, including a payment update, Medicare disproportionate share hospital cuts, Medicare payment for short inpatient hospital stays, and the Readmissions Reduction Program.

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The first of four installments in the Patient Experience (HCAHPS) Forum

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The Network will support the transition toward alternative payment models, using efforts in the Medicare Program as a guide.

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There is particular interest in mechanisms for greater comprehensiveness in care delivery, care for complex patients, care coordination, and value-driven reimbursement.

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An examination of a recent study highlighting the challenge of providing financial incentives fairly based on outcomes and hospital characteristics.

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A recent study published in Health Affairs found that California essential hospitals were more likely to be penalized than other California hospitals under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, despite lower 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rates.

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Comments cover topics such as Medicare disproportionate share hospital payment cuts and risk adjustment for socioeconomic status.

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Data has been released for the reporting period of April 2012 through March 2013

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Summaries of journal abstracts that highlight physician training and value-based purchasing issues.

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Rule finalizes several Outpatient Prospective Payment System provisions

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The VBP program links Medicare inpatient payments to quality measure performance

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Extension applies to data submitted to Medicare inpatient quality reporting program

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Rule finalizes several inpatient prospective payment system provisions

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Hospitals may review and request correction of performance scores

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Rule proposes several outpatient prospective payment system provisions

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Agency seeks to understand type and frequency of, and payment for, services furnished in off-campus outpatient departments

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.