Association between value-based purchasing score and hospital characteristics

  title={Association between value-based purchasing score and hospital characteristics},
  author={Bijan J Borah and Michael G. Rock and Douglas L Wood and Daniel L. Roellinger and Matthew Richard Johnson and James M. Naessens},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
BACKGROUND Medicare hospital Value-based purchasing (VBP) program that links Medicare payments to quality of care will become effective from 2013. It is unclear whether specific hospital characteristics are associated with a hospital's VBP score, and consequently incentive payments.The objective of the study was to assess the association of hospital characteristics with (i) the mean VBP score, and (ii) specific percentiles of the VBP score distribution. The secondary objective was to quantify… CONTINUE READING
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