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SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP)

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For assistance related to the SNF VBP program, please contact Brooke Benton.

Read about our other work with Idaho and Washington nursing homes.

Medicare's value-based purchasing (VBP) program penalizes nursing homes with high rehospitalization rates and rewards those with low rates. Compare rehospitalization rates for Medicare beneficiaries treated at nursing homes in communities throughout Idaho and Washington.

Use the following resources to help ensure your facility is doing everything it can to provide the best cross-setting care—and earn those financial incentives.

Tools to Improve Systems and Communication

Through our Communities for Safer Transitions of Care work, Qualis Health has compiled many resources related to cross-setting coordination, including tools specifically designed for long-term care facilities.

Standardizing the discharge process for short-stay residents is key to lowering readmission rates. Get the tools from, and benefit from the lessons learned by, participants in our Home to Stay Collaborative.

How confident are your staff in talking to short- and long-stay residents and their families about end-of-life goals? Clear communication can help reduce both hospitalizations and rehospitalizations.

Your Rates and Data Management

Have you seen the Community Performance Report for your region? View the statistics and learn more about drivers of rehospitalizations specific to your community. For help interpreting the analysis, see our webinar designed to guide you through the report.

Do you fully understand, and get optimal value from, your facility's quarterly Nursing Home Performance Report? Check out an archived Qualis Health webinar that walks you through the most important points. Help with accessing the report.

Where should you put the most effort to change systems in support of lowering avoidable rehospitalizations? Review our introduction to root cause analysis to help insure that you focus on solving the underlying issues.

Download our run chart tool to easily track and report your facility's progress toward goals.

Clinical Tools

Some medical conditions are associated with higher risk of rehospitalization. We have compiled tools and best practices related to: