Hospital Quality Initiative
Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program
Payment adjustments under the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program have been applied to payments for discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2012.
Under the Program, we make value-based incentive payments to acute care hospitals, based either:
- How well the hospitals perform on certain quality measures compared with other hospitals
- How much the hospitals' performance improves on certain quality measures from their performance during a baseline period.
The higher a hospital's performance compared with other hospitals or improvement from its own past performance with respect to a fiscal year, the higher the hospital's value-based incentive payment for the fiscal year would be.
As we work to implement the Program, we will add more details and pages to this site to help hospitals, patients, and other quality stakeholders navigate and take full advantage of the program's possibilities.
Additional information about the Hospital VBP policy is also included in the “Downloads” section, below.