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Rubber Flooring Supports Reimbursement Drivers of Affordable Care Act

Drivers of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) focus on patient-centered care, patient satisfaction and the ability to improve quality and reduce the cost of care in the healing environment. Integral to the ACA, Pay-for-Performance or Value-based Purchasing is a reimbursement model that rewards health systems on the basis of quality and efficiency. The fundamental drivers for reimbursement include patient experience, clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, clinical process of care and safety.

As a key component of the built environment, flooring can significantly impact these drivers and the amount of reimbursement awarded to health systems under ACA. Flooring is the most visible component of a healthcare space and provides the surface for all activity. Depending on the manufacturer, rubber flooring offers important performance characteristics--slip and stain resistance, durability, ease of maintenance, sound attenuation, surface density, improved indoor air quality, resistance to the growth of bacteria and fungi, and reduced life-cycle costs--that positively influence operational and clinical efficiency and patient and caregiver outcomes. This paper will examine these performance characteristics in greater detail, the ways in which they are evaluated and the effect they have on reimbursement drivers of the ACA.

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Published: July 2016

Type: Whitepaper

Length: 7 pages

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