The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be issuing a new rule that would establish a value-based purchasing program for acute care hospitals paid under the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System for inpatient services furnished to Medicare Benificiaries. The new program required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, would provide value-based incentive payments to hospitals beginning in FY 2013, based on their achievement of or improvement across a set of clinical quality and patient experience measures.
One of the survey questions under patient experiences is;
“During this hospital stay, how often was the area around your room quiet at night?”
Noise Monitors, placed on the wall, can provide instant visual feedback if the noise levels get too high.