Fiscal year 2019 HRRP impact to hospitals

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By James Lucas | 11 September 2018
Historically, the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) has reduced payments to hospitals with higher-than-average readmission rates. Now the HRRP is being modified, incorporating measurements of the socioeconomic status of the beneficiaries served by each hospital. This paper describes the changes that are coming with the HRRP and explores what the likely effects will be.