The VBP Program tracks several measures from the Surgical Care Improvement Project. The program also incorporates patient satisfaction scores from the HCAHPS survey. Starting in fiscal year 2015, VBP will weave in several surgical complication measures, which are tracked by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.div>VBP allready favors Medical Centers that can cherry pick their patients and disfavors disporportinate share Providers. Adding NSQIP really aggrevates the destruction this "no child left behind" styled approach to reform will wrought on health care.
So pay attention to the advice in this article on improving your Surgical programs although it's going to be futile for many I think.