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3M Commentary

Data can show us many things, not all of them real…

By Richard Fuller, MS

Modern Healthcare recently published another article questioning the utility of the CMS hospital readmission reduction program (HRRP). The article used…

Journal Article

Will Hospital Peer Grouping by Patient Socioeconomic Status Fix the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program or Create New Problems?

With Richard Fuller, MS, Jack Hughes, MD, Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Averill, MS

Published by the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, April 2018.¬† In 2016 the U.S. Congress directed…

3M Commentary

An update on the Hospital Readmission Reduction program

By Richard Fuller, MS

At the end of September, CMS posted the latest round of data supporting the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. This is…

Report

Mandated report: The effects of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

Published by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission To encourage hospitals to reduce preventable readmissions, CMS began to publicly report hospital-level…

3M Commentary

Will hospital peer grouping by patient socioeconomic status fix the Medicare HRRP or create new problems?

By Richard Fuller, MS

In this blog, we return to how socioeconomic status is accounted for when measuring patient outcomes. We have actively participated…

Journal Article

Healthcare Payment System Reform: Improving Care and Reducing Costs By Focusing on Quality Outcomes

A review of healthcare payment system reform, both at the federal and state level.…

3M Commentary

Increasingly disproportionate penalties in the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP)

By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

We have discussed payment adjustment for readmission measures in previous blogs. In those blogs, we focused upon risk-adjustment, preventability and…