December 6, 2018

Most hospitals will get increased Medicare payments in 2019

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced December 3 that more than 1,550 hospitals will share $1.9 billion in bonus payments under the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program for FY 2019.

Though it is a slight decline from FY 2018, average performance scores were higher at 38.1%, compared with 37.4%, indicating improved quality of care and value.

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