Hospital Readmission Reduction Program

May 15, 2019
The AHA released a detailed summary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2020.
Aug 23, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Aug. 2 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The rule affects inpatient PPS hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), LTCHs and PPS-exempt…
May 16, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 24 released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 proposed rule for the hospital inpatient and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment systems (PPS). A detailed summary of the proposed rule follows in the Regulatory Advisory below.
May 16, 2018
AHA has created a readmissions penalty calculator for hospital leaders to assess the impact of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program on their organizations. The calculator is designed so that you enter your hospital's CMS Certification Number; the calculator will then estimate your…
Jan 12, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission yesterday recommended that Congress increase Medicare base payment rates for hospital inpatient and outpatient services by 1.25% in 2019, as provided under current law. In other voting, the commission recommended that the Health and Human Services Secretary…
Dec 11, 2017
AHA has created a readmissions penalty calculator for hospital leaders to assess the impact of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program on their organizations.
Sep 27, 2017
Through the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services penalizes hospitals for “excess” readmissions when compared to “expected” levels of readmissions. Since the program began on Oct. 1, 2012, hospitals have experienced nearly $2.5 billion of penalties…