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1,800 hospitals will see value-based purchasing bonuses in fiscal 2016
Modern Healthcare

Medicare will reward more hospitals than it will penalize in fiscal 2016 under its value-based purchasing program, the CMS said Monday.About 1,800 hospitals will see positive payment adjustments the CMS said. The changes in base DRG payments will be very small—between -0.4% and 0.4%, for about half of the more than 3,000 hospitals that are subject to the program. Under the value-based purchasing program, the CMS imposed an across-the-board 1.75% reduction in Medicare payments (up from 1.5% for fiscal 2015) for most inpatient acute-care hospitals.