VBPmonitor is an online news and information service that monitors the transition of healthcare providers from the current Fee For Services (FFS) payment system to the value-based purchasing model authorized by Congress in Section 3001(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The program uses the hospital quality data-reporting infrastructure developed for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, which was authorized by Section 501(b) of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003.VBPmonitor.com is not affiliated with any governmental agency but is a reliable source for healthcare providers in all settings. 

VBPmonitor provides a portal of information and a forum for discussion for educational purposes only. The opinions of contributing editors published by VBPmonitor may not necessarily represent those of our sponsors or other organizations affiliated with VBPmonitor. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy and contextual honesty, VBPmonitor will quickly correct and/or retract any information demonstrated to be erroneous here. We welcome opposing viewpoints and will publish responses from our readers, which may be edited for economy and clarity.

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