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December 2017 Excerpt

Use these tools to lower rehospitalization rate, earn incentives
Medicare's new value-based purchasing (VBP) program will penalize nursing homes with high rehospitalization rates and reward those with low rates. Initial payments will be based upon your rehospitalization rate for October – December 2017.
Are you doing everything you can to prevent avoidable rehospitalizations—including those that happen after short-stay residents return home? We have compiled communication, clinical, and data analysis resources to bolster your efforts.