Cindy DuPree, partner at Draffin & Tucker, LLP authored the article, “How Will Value-based Purchasing Impact Internal Audit,” that appeared in Becker’s Hospital Review on Feb. 13, 2013. DuPree discusses the ricks arising from the Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program, Section 3001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She notes that hospital executives should ensure that health care reform provisions, such as VBP, are considered in the development of annual internal audit and compliance work plans. She goes on to explain that as of Oct. 1, 2012, hospitals are paid not only for the volume of services performed, but also for the quality of care provided, which is measured using information taken from the patient’s written medical record documentation and from survey information provided by the patients after discharge.

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