MOST MEDICARE VALUE-BASED HOSPITALS WILL GET MORE MONEY IN 2019

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%.


KEY TAKEAWAYS

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.

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Original Article on HealthLeaders by John Commins