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Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, May 27, 2011

What's next for value-based purchasing metrics, hospital transparency, and quality scoring? Hospitals, get ready.

By now, you're getting used to the idea that public scoring and pay-for-performance have arrived. The 33 process and outcome measures hospitals must perfect to earn up to 2% of their Medicare DRG payments—the first to take effect on July 1—are set for the next two years.

Down the road, the Affordable Care Act says, 'The Secretary shall' select additional process or outcome measures to determine each facility's paychecks going forward. What likely endpoints will those be? What weak spots in their systems should providers be rushing to improve?

Click here to read the free article and learn strategies to prepare for future quality indicators.

Source: HealthLeaders Media

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