Question: For the first year (FY13) of the Medicare Hospital-Value Based Purchasing Program, hospital performance scores will be based on three clinical conditions: acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), and pneumonia.

A. True
B. False
C. I Don't Know

Answer: B. In October 2012 (FY13), performance scores will be based upon five clinical conditions plus HCAHPS. The five clinical conditions are AMI, HF, pneumonia, surgical care, and hospital-acquired infections.

Source: The VHA Value-Based Purchasing IQ Challenge 2010. Take the entire 20-question quiz.

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Publication Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010