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CMS Will Pay Hospitals $1.9 Billion in Bonuses for Inpatient Care

By: Michael Brady

More than 1,500 participating hospitals will receive about $1.9 billion in bonuses for fiscal 2020 under the CMS' Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, the agency revealed on Tuesday.

The results are about the same as last year, with about 55% of participants scoring bonuses. The program, which started in 2012, increases or decreases payments to hospitals under the inpatient prospective payment system depending on the quality of care they deliver to patients.

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