Healthcare Services Update: Bonuses and Penalties for United States Hospitals
November 20, 2021

In an effort to make hospitals accountable to provide quality services, two Medicare payment incentive programs are in place.

Value Based Purchasing

This program gives bonuses to and provides penalties for hospitals based on how well they perform on 24 quality measures.

Readmissions Penalty

This program penalizes hospitals which have too many patients readmitted within a month.

Kaiser Health News has released a summary of the penalty or award for value based purchasing and readmissions for 2013 and 2014 for all hospitals in the United States.

If you have any questions about this or any other Healthcare Reform initiatives, contact ParenteBeard Partners Louis Feuerstein or Mark Ross.

Louis Feuerstein
Healthcare Services Practice Leader

Mark Ross
Senior Living Services Practice Leader