Value-Based Purchasing is a program started in January under Medicare that seeks to hold hospitals accountable for the care they provide.
Last year, Medicare rolled out penalties for hospitals that have too many returning patients within a month.
The chart below shows the effect of the two programs combined. The adjustments do not apply to money Medicare pays hospitals for capital expenses, to teach residents or to treat large numbers of low-income patients, according to Kaiser Health News.
|Hospital||Change in payment from Value-Based||Change in payment
based on re-admissions
|Total change per Medicare
|Kaiser Foundation Hospital–Santa Rosa||0.28%||0||0.28%|
|Palm Drive Hospital||0.23%||-0.26%||-0.03%|
|Petaluma Valley Hospital||-0.03%||0||-0.03%|
|Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital||-0.30%||0||-0.30%|
|Sonoma Valley Hospital||0.25%||-0.02%||-0.23%|
|Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa||-0.08%||0||-0.08%|
|Healdsburg District Hospital||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Queen of the Valley||-0.06%||0||-0.06%|
|St. Helena Hospital||0.24%||-0.02%||0.22%|
|Marin General Hospital||-0.26%||-0.01%||-0.27%|
|Novato Community Hospital (Sutter Health)||0.20%||0||0.20%|
Sources: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Kaiser Health News
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