B16 - Ensuring Appropriate Risk Adjustment Prior to Implementation of VBP Programs

March 19, 2016

Resolution B16

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine will work with stakeholder organizations and federal agencies to require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to clearly define risk stratification indices and develop a cost to risk algorithm based on previous utilization data and incorporate unique patient characteristics including age and frailty to accurately measure Medicare Shared Savings Program/Physician performance and shared savings prior to further implementation of Value Based Purchasing (VBP) programs.