RHQDAPUReporting Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update
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Under the Reward for Performance Reporting Model, nurses are rewarded and incentivized for enabling the hospital to meet RHQDAPU data submission requirements.
The incentive payment is 30%, the relative cost of nursing salaries to the direct-care budget, of the Medicare payment that is attributable to meeting the RHQDAPU requirement (e.
The RHQDAPU and NHQI rely on "objective" data as a measure of quality.
Like the RHQDAPU and the NHQI, CMS intends to post the results once a statistically significant amount of data is collected.