Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Urban Versus Rural Performance by State Under Value-Based Purchasing

State-by-state comparison of scores between Urban and Rural providers.  Warmer and fuzzier in the country.

A state-by-state analysis of projected total performance scores (TPSs) for U.S. urban hospitals compared with those of U.S. rural hospitals under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program discloses some remarkable disparities between these hospital settings across the nation.

Overall, the TPSs are quite similar for urban and rural facilities. However, there is a clear trend for rural facilities to score higher than their urban counterparts with regard to patient-experience-of-care measures (PEOC). Meanwhile, to a lesser degree, there is also a trend for urban hospitals to have higher clinical-process-of-care (CPOC) scores.

Urban Versus Rural Performance by State Under Value-Based Purchasing

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