Value-based purpose means any of the following:
(1) Coordinating and managing the care of a target patient population;
(2) Improving the quality of care for a target patient population;
(3) Appropriately reducing the costs to or growth in expenditures of payors without reducing the quality of care for a target patient population; or
(4) Transitioning from health care delivery and payment mechanisms based on the volume of items and services provided to mechanisms based on the quality of care and control of costs of care for a target patient population.
42 CFR § 411.351
The definitions in this subpart apply only for purposes of section 1877 of the Act and this subpart. As used in this subpart, unless the context indicates otherwise: