Value Based Purchasing Program

Posted by LTCS on February 1, 2018

The VBP, Value Based Purchasing Program, became effective October, 2018. With the changes, CMS states the highest performing SNFs receive the highest payments, and the lowest ranked 40 percent of SNFs receive decreased payments.

Performance rankings are based on unplanned hospital readmissions of Medicare residents within 30 days of discharge, performance scoring, and quality feedback reports.

Overview of the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program