Methodist Earns Award

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Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton Medical Centers Earn Top Improvement and Attainment Performance Status in Medicare, Premier Health Care Alliance Value-Based Purchasing Project

Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton Medical Centers, part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, have been named top performers in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Premier health care alliance value-based purchasing (VBP) project that rewards hospitals for delivering high quality care in five clinical areas. Combined, both hospitals received 14 awards.

Based on sixth-year results from the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) project, Methodist Dallas Medical Center received six awards for Attainment Performance in the clinical areas of Acute Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Heart Failure, Hip & Knee, and Pneumonia. In addition, the hospital received two Top Improvement Awards in the clinical areas of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. Due to its successes, Methodist Dallas will receive a bonus payment of $43,928 from CMS.

Methodist Charlton Medical Center received five awards for Attainment Performance in the clinical area(s) of Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, Hip & Knee, and Pneumonia. In addition, the hospital received a Top Improvement Award in the clinical area of Acute Myocardial Infarction. Due to its successes, Methodist Charlton will receive a bonus payment of $31,113 from CMS.

Overall, CMS has awarded incentive payments of approximately $12 million to 211 hospitals nationwide.

Over the course of the first six years of the project, Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton have received numerous performance, improvement, and attainment awards in several clinical areas, receiving a total of $294,921 in awards. Through all six years of the project, CMS has awarded more than $60 million to top providers nationwide.

“Providing outstanding patient care has always been our primary mission,” says Pamela Stoyanoff, MBA, CPA, Methodist Health System Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer. “Our successes in this project are a testament to our ongoing efforts to improvement the quality of care we offer our patients.”

According to Susan DeVore, president and CEO of Premier, “HQID was the first major scalable Medicare demonstration project proving it was possible to improve evidence-based care in an inpatient setting. The hospitals and health systems that volunteered to participate in the project years ago deserve the utmost credit for taking the initiative to test this pay-for-performance model to benefit providers nationwide. As we move our reimbursement system from paying for volume to paying for value, HQID participants will have extensive experience with this type of a model. And most importantly, they have made significant improvements in providing care to the patients they serve.”

For additional information about the HQID project, visit com www.qualitydemo.com.