The idea behind Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) is simple: Reward providers for the quality of care they deliver. Understanding how annual VBP updates could affect your organization is a little more complex. That’s why you should check out this replay of Jan Gnida’s July 20 webcast.
VBP measures hospital performance across four metrics — clinical care, patient- and caregiver-centered experience, safety, and efficiency and cost reduction — that are factored into a Total Performance Score. The VBP program then adjusts payments to hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Patient System (IPPS) based on their performance.
Timing is everything
This is one of the key times of the year for VBP program news. CMS (The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has published the Proposed Rule for the FFY 2020 VBP program, and its corresponding performance period is Calendar Year 2018. CMS has also publicly reported hospitals’ final scores for FFY 2017 VBP performance.Taking in Jan’s annual update will help you learn how you can incorporate the program’s most recent developments into your own reporting and evaluate your hospital’s FFY 2017 performance within the context of the CMS database.
During the webcast, Jan examined the Proposed Rule for FFY 2020 and factor in the timeline, weights, measures to be evaluated, and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) thresholds and benchmarks. She also discussed the FFY 2017 results and put the average number of HCAHPS points earned and percentile thresholds for Total HCAHPS Score into historical perspective.
So, don’t miss this opportunity to:
- Review proposed FFY 2020 VBP changes from FFY 2019.
- Confirm the percent of the Total Performance Score that HCAHPS will account for.
- See if HCAHPS thresholds are continuing to level out.
- Analyze your hospital’s performance against hospitals in the CMS database. PRC clients are receiving a personalized report of their hospital’s FFY 2017 VBP results, and this webcast will help you analyze your performance in a national context.
Questions? Just listen to the post-presentation Q&A or Contact Us.
About our presenter
Jan Gnida, CPXP
Director, Patient Experience & Government Surveys
Professional Research Consultants, Inc.
Jan joined PRC in 1994 and has vast experience managing multiple types of patient experience research. She is recognized as an expert in the growing field of government surveys, where she helps clients navigate accountability requirements associated with healthcare reform. Her outstanding organizational skills, expertise in managing work flow, and encyclopedic knowledge of legislative requirements enable Jan to translate client needs into PRC processes to ensure that clients have the information and understanding they need to reach their patient experience goals.
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