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SNF Value-Based Purchasing: Hospital Readmissions Incentive Payment Multiplier

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Effective October 1, 2018 (Fiscal Year 2019) Skilled Nursing Facilities across the country will be subject to the first metric of Value-Based Purchasing, Hospital Readmissions. Value-Based Purchasing is comprised of 3 components:  Measurement, Report and Reward. 

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Topics: Value-Based Purchasing, hospital readmissions

SNF Value-Based Purchasing: Hospital Readmissions 2% Reduction or a 1% Increase

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Apr 24, 2018

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Effective October 1, 2018 (Fiscal Year 2019) Skilled Nursing Facilities across the country will be subject to the first metric of Value Bases Purchasing, Hospital Re-admissions. Value Based Purchasing is comprised of 3 components: Measurement, Report and Reward.  

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Topics: Value-Based Purchasing, hospital readmissions

Quality Measure Confusion and Clarity: Hospital Readmissions

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Fri, Mar 17, 2017

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


This blog will be short. It is meant to give you an “aha” moment. 

It has been one heck of a ride these last three years. We keep studying, we keep reading and we keep pulling “all-nighters” just to keep abreast of the nonstop regulatory and reimbursement changes.  I have whiplash from the dinging, pinging and buzzing on my multiple devices. The days are consumed with massive amounts of questions and discussions from top level CEO’s, Executives, and Clinical Management Teams across the country all with a unified goal of deciphering and simplifying Value Based Purchasing (VBP), Bundled Payments and the Quality Reporting Program (QRP). 

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Topics: Quality Measures, rehospitalizations, hospital readmissions

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