The top performing hospital in 2019 will receive a 3.6% net increase, and the lowest performing hospital will incur a net decrease of 1.59%.
More than 1,550 hospitals (over 55%) will share higher Medicare payments totaling about $1.9 billion in fiscal year 2019.
The average net increase in payment adjustments is 0.61%, and the average net decrease is -0.39%.
For 2019, average Total Performance Score across all participating hospitals increased to 38.1 from 37.4 in 2018.
More than half of the 2,800 hospitals participating in Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing Program will get more money in 2019, thanks to higher Total Performance Scores, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.