Robbing Peter to pay Paul? There actually is no pay for performance here, just a readjustment of payments..somebody in the game such as any game will have to lose...sad...looking forward to additional Medicare cuts doesn't make anyone's day...and what it everyone exceeded the guidelines and payment went beyond the 2 to 5 percent...where would we be then, would there be enough money? BD
CMS on Monday proposed changes to the Medicare hospital payment system that would reduce payments by a flat rate to create an incentive payment pool for rewarding hospitals that meet quality-of-care thresholds. Under the proposal, which was outlined in a 104-page report to Congress, payments to all facilities would be cut by a flat 2% to 5% to fund the incentive pool for distribution to hospitals that show the most improvement or meet quality-of-care standards.