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HCAHPS and Hospital VBP

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Quick Links: How CMS Calculates the Patient Experience of Care (HCAHPS) Domain Score in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program | HCAHPS Hospital VBP Performance StandardsCMS Announces Clarification of Participation in the HCAHPS Portion of the FY 2022 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program for IPPS HospitalsCMS Update on HCAHPS Data for Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program (HVBP) Q1 and Q2 2020 | Archived Documents


How CMS Calculates the Patient Experience of Care (HCAHPS) Domain Score in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

The purpose of this document is to provide a sequential overview of the score creation process. By following these steps, a hospital can approximate its Patient Experience of Care Domain score. Please click here to access this guide.


HCAHPS Hospital VBP Performance Standards

The HCAHPS Hospital VBP Performance Standards are published annually by CMS in the Final IPPS Rule. HCAHPS Performance Standards for each Fiscal Year are calculated from the Baseline Period and used in the assignment of Total HCAHPS HVBP Points in the Performance Period. Click here to view the FY 2018 Hospital VBP Performance Standards.


CMS Announces Clarification of Participation in the HCAHPS Portion of the FY 2022 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program for IPPS Hospitals (10/05/2020)

IPPS hospitals must achieve at least 100 completed HCAHPS Surveys in a calendar year in order to participate in the HVBP program. Because data from Q1 and Q2 2020 will not be used in Hospital VBP, IPPS hospitals must achieve at least 100 completed surveys in Q3 and Q4 2020 in order to participate in the HCAHPS portion of the FY 2022 HVBP program.

For more information about the Hospital VBP program in the current fiscal year, refer to the CMS Web site (https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HospitalQualityInits/Hospital-Value-Based-Purchasing-.html).


Announcement: CMS Update on HCAHPS Data for Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program (HVBP) Q1 and Q2 2020 (09/18/2020)

 

On September 2, 2020 CMS released additional guidance for the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) Program via an interim final rule. In this rule, CMS is revising the current nation-wide ECE granted for the Hospital VBP Program with respect to first and second quarter CY 2020 excepted data. Under the revised ECE, CMS will not use any first or second quarter CY 2020 excepted Hospital VBP data that hospitals optionally reported to calculate total performance scores (TPS) for the FY 2022 through FY 2025 program years or baseline scores for the FY 2024 through FY 2030 program years. CMS will still use optionally reported fourth quarter CY 2019 Hospital VBP Program data to calculate TPSs for those hospitals for the FY 2021 through FY 2024 program years and baseline scores for the FY 2026 through FY 2029 program years. No additional ECE is necessary for Q1, Q2 2020 for the HVBP program.


Archived Documents

  • Click here to view the FY 2014 VBP Patient-Mix Adjustment Coefficients for the Baseline Period, (April 2010-December 2010) and Performance Period (April 2012-December 2012).
  • Click here to view the FY 2013 Hospital VBP Patient-Mix Adjustment Coefficients for the Baseline Period, (July 2009-March 2010) and Performance Period (July 2011-March 2012).

 

 

 

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