Impact of the CMS Value-Based Purchasing and Readmission Reduction Programs on Rural Hospitals

Duration: approximately minutes

Dr. Ira Moscovice and Michelle Casey, MS with the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center discussed the impact of the CMS value-based purchasing and readmission reduction programs on rural hospitals.

The Affordable Care Act authorized CMS to implement two programs focused on realigning hospitals' financial incentives to provide high quality care: the Value-Based Purchasing program and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. This webinar described the initial impacts of these two programs on rural Prospective Payment System hospitals.

For more information, see the policy brief.