SPOTLIGHT: Hospital leaders OK with value-based purchasing

While they're afraid that it might be used to cut their reimbursement, value-based purchasing approaches should work, according to a group of hospital leaders convened by the Senate Finance Committee. On hospital head who spoke at a roundtable meeting, Cedars-Sinai Health System president and CEO Thomas Priselac, said that value-based purchasing can actually offer "great advantages" to the industry. The key, execs agreed, was not to make this an excuse to cut Medicare's budget by taking it out of the skin of providers. Article

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