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Improving Patient Care and Satisfaction During Hospital Stay

The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program measures focus on how closely hospitals follow best clinical practices and how well hospitals enhance patients’ experiences of care.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program was implemented under the Affordable Care Act to improve hospital patients’ clinical outcomes and satisfaction of care experience, as well as reduce health care costs. Hospitals will be given incentive payments based on their overall performance on a set of quality measures that have been linked to improved clinical processes of care and patient satisfaction.