Advanced practice, clinical nurse specialist, HVBP, nurse practitioner, value, value-based purchasing



  1. Constable, Mark MSN, AGACNP-BC, SCRN (Nurse Practitioner)


ABSTRACT: Hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP) is a budget neutral initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services designed to adjust the hospital payment system based on health care quality data. Hospital value-based purchasing is designed to promote improved clinical outcomes and better patient experience in the acute care setting. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in the acute care setting are instrumental to the success of health care institutions under the current payer model in the United States health care system. When APRNs use their advanced knowledge and leadership skills to champion quality improvement and patient experience projects, they may increase financial reimbursement within the HVBP system, thus demonstrating value to the health care institution. Four basic steps could help APRNs demonstrate value to the organization, understand the standard, evaluate your performance compared with the standard, identify opportunities, and implement projects or participate in projects. This article provides a broad overview of the HVBP structure and describes how APRNs can positively influence performance measures, thereby potentially increasing hospital reimbursement.