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CMS Releases Value-Based Purchasing Incentive Plan
Health Leaders Media

Federal officials have issued a long-awaited proposal on how they will make value-based purchasing incentives. The document sets forth which metrics will generate payment after Oct. 1, 2012.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal, issued late Friday, incorporates 17 clinical process-of-care measures used in five health categories, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, healthcare associated infections and surgical care improvement.