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CMS shows first winners, losers in value-based purchasing
Modern Healthcare

Medicare will reward 1,557 hospitals with more money and reduce payments to 1,427 others starting Jan. 1 under its value-based purchasing program, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of CMS records. The CMS released a spreadsheet of the revised payments on its website Dec. 20. “We’ve known for a long time that when Medicare paid providers based on how much work they did and not on how well they did for patients, too often patients got services and tests that didn’t improve their health,” CMS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Conway wrote in a blog post about the data.