Hospitals Participating in CMS Pilot Show Improvement
CMS said that hospitals participating in the third year of its Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration showed significant improvement. CMS has awarded more than $24.5 million over the first three years of the pay-for-performance project. Acting CMS Administrator Kerry Weems said the results build the case to adopt hospital value-based purchasing.
- "Third Year of Groundbreaking Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Demonstration Shows Substantial and Continual Improvement in Hospital Inpatient Care" (CMS press release, 6/17).