General

General Question for the Week of October 7, 2019

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What is the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP)?

Answer:

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):

“The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) reduces payments to hospitals with excess readmissions. The program includes six claims-based outcomes measures. The 21st Century Cures Act requires CMS to assess payment reductions based on a hospital’s performance relative to other hospitals with a similar proportion of patients dually eligible for Medicare and full-benefit Medicaid.”