CMS To Reconsider Tying Reimbursement to Pain Surveys

July 21st, 2016

This article addresses the possible elimination of connecting patients’ surveys on how facilities addressed their pain and the level of reimbursement those facilities receive from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In draft regulations issued earlier this month, CMS said it was developing new pain management questions to “remove any potential ambiguity” about the survey. In the meantime, the current questions would remain on surveys but would not figure into hospital VBP payments in 2018.

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