The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative that bases hospital performance on an approved set of measures. The measures under each category change from year to year, but the categories always stay the same.

Value Based Purchasing Categories:
TOTAL PERFORMANCE combines all 4 categories
1. Clinical Outcomes
2. Person and Community Engagement (HCAHPS)
3. Safety
4. Efficiency and Cost Reduction

Missouri Delta is ranked highest in the region for Total Performance and ranked #1 in the state for Patient Safety. According to

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), along with key stakeholders, developed methodology to calculate and display overall hospital-level quality using a star rating system.

The overarching goal of the Overall Hospital Star Rating is to improve the usability and interpretability of information posted on Hospital Compare, a website designed for consumers to use along with their healthcare provider to make decisions on where to receive care. CMS developed this methodology with the input of a broad array of stakeholders to summarize results of many measures currently publicly reported. The Overall Hospital Star Rating provides consumers with a simple overall rating generated by combining multiple dimensions of quality into a single summary score.