Value Based Purchasing White Papers

These White Papers were prepared in response to requests by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for input into their Plan for Medicare Hospital Value Based Purchasing.
Innovations suggested include specific recognition and reimbursement for:

  •  Pay for Reporting
  • Reimbursement for Data Infrastructure Costs (which allows small facilities to recover fixed reporting costs)
  • "Pay to Share" Best Practices (which continues to engage top performers AND disseminate their best practices sooner)
  • "Pay to Test" New Measures (which reimburses added costs for collecting and testing new measures prior to full implementation)

 Portions of these papers were presented orally by John D. Shaw, Next Wave’s President at the Listening Sessions held on April 12, 2007 and January 17, 2007 at CMS offices in Baltimore, MD.