Hospitals are weighing their options for Medicare repayment before 2019, when the implementation process is set to begin. (Photo: iStock)

As Medicare moves to implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which establishes two distinct forms of value-based payment, hospitals are debating which option they should go with ahead of the planned implementation in 2019.

The first option is the merit-based incentive payment system, which pays doctors and providers based on a number of performance-based criteria. The second is for the hospital to come up with an “alternative payment model” that is subject to approval by Medicare.

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