Medicare SNF Value Based Purchasing (VBP)
This program will begin with the rate year starting on Oct. 1, 2018. In the first year, the only quality measure used will be 30-day all cause readmission rates (both the overall rate and improvement by each facility). The first measurement period will be calendar year 2017. The system is designed as a 2 percent withhold of SNF Part A payments that can be earned back based on readmissions scores.
Sources of additional information
Important dates and deadlines
Readmission penalty measurement period