Assessment of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

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  • December 1, 2015

Leavitt Partners recently released a new publication entitled “Assessment of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program: Current Results and Opportunities for Improvement”. This paper, authored by Dr. David Muhlestein, provides an analysis of the hospital value-based purchasing program, specifically examining regional differences, performance over time, comparison to other programs, and policy implications. Dr. Muhlestein acknowledges the importance of the HVBP program to provide tangible incentives to hospitals to improve the quality of care that they are delivering and recommends that CMS addresses four concerns to improve the program.