CMS recently released the actual Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBPP) hospital adjustment factors for FY 2016.  In the data released, CMS estimates that approximately $1.5 billion will be available to hospitals in the form of VBPP payments in FY 2016.  The VBPP adjusts payments, both positively and negatively, to hospitals according to each hospital’s adjustment factor, which is based upon the quality of care provided by each hospital.  The VBPP is funded through DRG payment reductions, which is 1.75 percent for FY 2016, that are redistributed.  The CMS Fact Sheet is available here.