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In FY 2019, hospital performance in the HRRP will be assessed relative to hospitals within the same peer groups. Since 2013, Medicare has penalized hospitals that have an “excessive” number of readmissions under a program called the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, or HRRP. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…
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Should hospitals combine two admissions into one? In the absence of CMS guidance, hospitals are urged to do the right thing.  Last week I wrote a confessional for RACmonitor eNews, Hospital Admissions: Combining Two into One Doesn’t Add Up, about how I had been advising hospitals incorrectly on billing a…