SNF VBP Incentives tool released in DataLab

A SNF VBP Incentives Tool has been released in DataLab. The tool focuses on incentives assessed by CMS as part of the Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) programs. Medicare assessed skilled nursing facility 30-day hospital readmission rates for a baseline period (CY 2015) and a performance period (CY 2017). SNFs with good performance receive an increase in payments, while SNFs with poor … Continue reading

Improving Access to Care: Using Data to Understand the Relationships Between Hospitals and Hospices

All data used in this article was extracted from HealthPivots DataLab and is based on Medicare Fee-for-Service Claims released annually by CMS. In compliance with a DUA on file with CMS, patient counts less than 11 are not reported. There is wide variability in timely access to hospice care after a hospitalization. Nationally in 2016, 17% of Medicare enrollees who … Continue reading