Wednesday, January 12, 2011

High quality care rules to change in 2013

On Friday afternoon, The Medicare Agency released a detailed system to encourage the pay-per-performance to encourage better care in hospitals as proposed by the Democratic Healthcare Bill. The Hill commented that with the value-based purchasing system will look at both the quality of care and experience provided to the patient.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Donald Berwick said in a recent statement, "Today's proposal is a huge leap forward in improving the quality and safety of America’s hospitals for both Medicare beneficiaries and all Americans. The hospital value-based purchasing program will reward hospitals for improving patients' experiences of care, while making care safer by reducing medical mistakes."

Health Plans will be joining to discuss end-of-life care issues at the upcoming Medicare Congress Jan 24-26, 2011 in Scottsdale. For more information on Health Plans session, and the entire agenda, download the brochure.

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