Anticipating the Rural Impact of Medicare Value-Based Purchasing. Presentation by RUPRI Health Panel. April, 2012.

Anticipating the Rural Impact of Medicare Value-Based Purchasing. Presentation by RUPRI Health Panel. April, 2012.

Anticipating the Rural Impact of Medicare Value-Based Purchasing.  

Prepared by the

RUPRI Health Panel

Principal Authors

A. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS

Keith J. Mueller, PhD

Nicholas P. Lillios, BA

Contributing Authors

Andrew F. Coburn, PhD

Jennifer P. Lundblad, PhD, MBA

Timothy D. McBride, PhD

Sidney D. Watson, JD

Value-based purchasing (VBP) represents a collection of new Medicare payment programs designed to improve clinical quality and patient experience while reducing cost inflation. In this paper, we discuss several forces leading to the design and implementation of Medicare VBP programs and then describe programs for five provider types: prospective payment hospitals, critical access hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and physician office practices.

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