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AHA criticizes CMS on value-based purchasing program
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has not met several requirements for the value-based purchasing program established in last year’s healthcare reform act, the American Hospital Association asserted in a 14-page comment letter (PDF) to the agency. The comments were sent to CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick as the AHA’s response to the hospital value-based purchasing portion of CMS’ hospital outpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for 2012.