NEED A REPLY with APA style with 3 current references. Data collection has become increasingly important as we move toward value-based purchasing (VBP) Discussion Quality of care, under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), is measured by 20 core values for hospitals that participate in value-based purchasing (VBP). The VBP program was formed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to financially reward hospitals based on quality of care, patient satisfaction, and effectiveness of care (Belasen et al., 2016). Twelve clinical indicators and eight indicators of patient experiences account for 70% of hospitals’ VBP scoring, and 30% to the HCAHPS survey, (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), which is available publicly to inform consumers of hospital ratings, and increases competitiveness between facilities (Belasen et al., 2016). The collection of data in health care systems need health information technology (IT) to collect, process, and analyze data to measure quality outcomes. The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) envisions a networking national health IT infrastructure to improve healthcare management of resources, costs, patient satisfaction and quality (Belasen et al., 2016). Discuss how VBP reinforces the need for greater accountability in organizations Under the ACA, patient satisfaction, service ratings, and recommending the facility all contribute toward value-based payments to hospitals and physicians. Organizations are financially incentivized to ensure quality of care through effective leadership, to receive the highest allowed reimbursement from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS], ; Kennedy et al., 2019). Continuous improvement and evaluation of areas to improve quality are vital to an organizations’ balance of profit and value of care. Performance management involves the aim of improving patient experience, and effectively communicate between leader and employees in open dialogue improves patient outcomes (Kennedy et al., 2019). Identify how VBP impacts the use of evidence-based decision making in healthcare organizations Population health is dependent upon risk stratification and identifying patients’ needs, followed by interventions, which are determined by evidence-based decision making (Francavilla, 2019). Evidenced-based decision making is vital to an organization and primary care practice, by focusing on management of multiple chronic conditions and prevention. Value-based payment models incorporate population health and community needs through data analytics. Combining these shifts the healthcare organization focus to utilizing evidenced-based decision making to control costs and deliver quality outcomes for patient care. It is imperative to an organization to meet these objectives, or otherwise be penalized in reduced payment (Francavilla, 2019). References Belasen, A. T., Eisenberg, B., & Huppertz, J. W. (2016). Mastering leadership: A vital resource for health care organizations. Jones & Bartlett. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2020). What are the value-based programs? CMS’ Value-Based Programs | CMS (Links to an external site.) Francivilla, C. (2019). Understanding the impact of care delivery models in value-based payment. MedSurg Nursing, 28(5), 331-338. Kennedy, D. M., Anastos, C. T. & Genau, M. C. (2019). Improving healthcare service quality through performance management. Leadership in Health Services, 32(3), 477-492.