Researchers from the Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine recently determined that for-profit hospitals are more likely than nonprofit and public hospitals to receive bonuses under CMS’ Value-Based Purchasing Program. In this exclusive interview, HCI Associate Editor Gabriel Perna spoke with an author of the study to discuss the results and why he thinks policymakers should be happy with the results of this study. In a recent study , researchers from the Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago) have determined that under the rules of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Inpatient Value-Based Purchasing Program, for-profit hospitals are more likely than nonprofit and public hospitals to receive bonuses for performance in certain quality measures. read more

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Q&A: When it Comes to Value-Based Purchasing, For-Profits Ahead of the Pack