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Achievement Thresholds and Benchmarks for Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Now Available

For CEOs, CFOs, finance & reimbursement staff, quality staff

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made the achievement thresholds and benchmarks for each quality measure in the expanded home health value-based purchasing (HHVBP) Model available on the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) portal.  

The achievement thresholds and benchmarks were calculated by cohort using quality measure data for the model baseline year, which is calendar year (CY) 2019 for the CY 2023 performance year/CY 2025 payment year. 

Details on how to access the achievement thresholds and benchmarks and information on cohorts are available on the Expanded HHVBP Model web page, in the Instructions for Accessing the Achievement Thresholds and Benchmarks in iQIES document and in the Expanded HHVBP Model Frequently Asked Questions. 

Providers experiencing difficulty locating the HHVBP file should email iQIES help desk staff at or call (800) 339-9313. Questions about the achievement thresholds, benchmarks, cohorts, and use in the expanded HHVBP Model should be emailed to the HHVBP help desk staff at