Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Terms You Should Know

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Hospital Value Based PurchasingFrom CCHIT to PPACA, acronyms abound in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. Here is a list of common terms that you may want to commit to memory, if you haven’t already.

  • ACO (Accountable Care Organization)
  • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)
  • CAHCPS (Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems)
  • CCHIT (Certification Commission for Health Information Technology)
  • CMS (Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services)
  • Demo (Demonstration)
  • DRG (Diagnosis Related Group)
  • EHR (Electronic Health Record)
  • ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease)
  • FFS (Fee For Service)
  • HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set)
  • HHA (Home Health Agency)
  • HHS (Department of Health and Human Services)
  • MI (Myocardial Infarction)
  • P4P (Pay for Performance)
  • P4R (Pay for Reporting)
  • PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, enacted into law March 23, 2010)
  • RHQDAPU (Reporting Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update)
  • SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility)
  • VBP (Value-Based Purchasing)