BIRMINGHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER
700 South 19th Street Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: (205) 933-4515
The payment and value of care quality measures at Birmingham Va Medical Center evaluate the Medicare spending per beneficiary during an inpatient hospital admission through 30 days after discharge. The following measures are price-standardized and risk-adjusted: payment for heart attack, payment for heart failure patients and payment for pneumonia patients. The measures include patients 65 years or older who were enrolled in Medicare for 12 months prior to their hospitalization and 30 days after admission.
The payment measures include: payment for heart attacks, payment for heart failure patients and payment for pneumonia patients. The value of care combines measures of payment and the patient mortality rate to assess the value of care.