Establishing Beneficiary Equity in the Hospital Readmissions Program (v. 7)

The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) was created due to concerns that too few resources were being spent on reducing acute care hospital readmissions. HRRP penalizes hospitals based on the last three years of available readmission data compared to the national average. Since the creation of the HRRP, hospitals have employed many techniques to reduce their readmissions to avoid penalty, such as scheduling follow-up visits, utilizing case managers, and providing better post acute care coordination. While the HRRP has incentivized hospitals to reduce readmissions, there are some factors outside of a hospital’s control that make it difficult for the patient to avoid readmission.

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Protect Small Businesses, Cosponsor the STARS Act (v. 3)

As if the tax code is not complicated enough, the federal government continues to make it even more difficult for small employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) shared responsibility provisions, also known as the employer mandate. Largely designed with traditional jobs in mind, the ACA’s employer provisions fail to account for the exceptional circumstances of employers with highly seasonal workforces. Though the Treasury Department attempted to remedy these issues through regulation, the resulting rules are confusing and create unnecessary obstacles to compliance for small, seasonal employers.

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Establishing Beneficiary Equity in the Hospital Readmissions Program (v. 6)

From: The Honorable James B. Renacci Sent By: Brian.Cusack@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1343 Date: 2/29/2016 The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) was created due to concerns that too few resources were being spent on reducing acute care hospital readmissions. HRRP penalizes hospitals based on the last three years of available readmission data compared to the national […]

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Restore Integrity to Budget Enforcement

We invite you to be an original co-sponsor of the Budget Enforcement Awareness Resolution, a resolution amending House rules to ensure members can make more informed decisions about budget-breaking legislation.

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