On July 27, 2011, CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum on the 2013 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, under which quality of care factor into hospital Medicare reimbursement. Note that the period of performance for the FY 2013 program began on July 1, 2011. The call will cover, among other things, hospital eligible for the program, key dates, clinical process of care and patient experience measures, calculation of performance scores, and determination of incentive payments.