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Issue Brief
Feb 29, 2016
This Awareness Brief provides a high level summary understanding of value based purchasing. The Hospital Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Program adjusts hospitals’ payments based on their performance in four domains that reflect hospital cost, quality and outcomes. This calendar year, 2016, is the Performance Measurement Period for the FY 2018 VBP Program.
Issue Brief
Oct 20, 2015
The Medical Device Excise Tax, a component of the Affordable Care Act, is approaching implementation at the beginning of 2013. The tax is intended to provide an estimated $20 billion in tax revenues to help pay for the expansion of health coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans. Healthcare supply chain leaders have until May 7, 2012, to comment on the way in which the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to implement this new tax.