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Date ArticleType
1/3/2018 Payment/Reimbursement
Value Based Purchasing Program Update

At the most recent meeting to discuss specifics of the Value Based Purchasing Program, the IHCA and the Division of Aging tentatively agreed on a two-year phase-in of the program changes below. The Board supported this proposal at its December Board meeting.  The Board VPB update is attached for your review as well as a fiscal impact modeling, by company, for each phased-in step. 

Step 1 (in 2019)

Step 2 (in 2020)

Quality Measures

30

60

Report Card Score

55

25

Staff Retention

10

10

Advance Care Planning Certificate

5

5

To address concerns about the validity of the new Report Card Score (RCS) process, IHCA is working with the Division of Aging to introduce legislation that would “freeze” the 2017 RCS score.  The 2017 RCS score would be used for purposes of determining the July 1, 2018 rate calculation.