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Minnesota Hospital Executives Share Strategies for Success in VBP

Minnesota health care executives with oversight authority of inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) hospitals were interviewed to discover their strategies and processes to enable clinical and financial success in implementing the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The 30 participants in the doctoral research interviews shared their practices for success in VBP:

  1. Realize we are in a transformational state
  2. Rigorously pursue patient-centered care and believe the patient comes first
  3. Understand current and future desired state of hospital VBP outcome measures in order to manage what you measure
  4. Clearly state, define, and communicate goals, objectives, expectations, and accountability throughout the organization to ensure alignment of efforts
  5. Lead and embrace change management for future success and sustainability
  6. Champion standardized care through process improvement and evidencebased practice to ensure patient quality care
  7. Prioritize and focus activities that achieve desired performance outcomes
  8. Create and cultivate a dynamic culture that challenges status quo by adopting continuous learning system principles
  9. Utilize local and national tools and resources
  10. Have a command of the financial landscape and make the data meaningful
  11. Possess expertise in the government landscape to optimize payer contracts, incentives, and new models
  12. Champion challenges, obstacles, and barriers to seize opportunities to enhance value-based care
Source: Ziegler, K. T., Berkshire, S. D., Gonzalez-Campoy, J. M., & Waruingi, M. (2015). Discovering Minnesota hospital healthcare executives’ strategies and processes to enable clinical and financial success in implementing the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Doctoral Dissertation. Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI.