Dexur calculates readmission rates for all the measures under the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. HRRP is intended to improve the communication and coordination between caregivers and patients in developing discharge plans to avoid possible readmissions. The program achieves the goal by linking payments to value outcomes. CMS considers 6 conditions as part of the program and calculates the 30-day readmission measure. The payments are determined based on the performance of the hospital during a 3-year period.
See which condition causes readmission at your hospital and its impact. Readmission rates are a hospital quality measure and reflect dimensions of quality of patient care. Studies have shown a relationship between readmissions, length of stay, cost of care, and mortality.For instance, in-hospital mortality has been found to be higher for patients who are readmitted versus those who are not. Lower Readmission Rates have lower Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) which improves a hospital standing in CMS’ Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program.