How Can Your Outpatient Pharmacy Help You Avoid “30-Day Readmission Rule” Medicare And Medicaid Penalties?

July 26, 2022CMS Star Ratings, Medicare, Medication Compliance, Outpatient Tracking, Readmissions, Readmissions Reduction, Retail / Outpatient Pharmacy, Value-Based Care

What is the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program? HRRP is a value-based Medicare purchasing program that encourages hospitals to improve communication and care coordination to better engage patients and caregivers in discharge plans and, in turn, prevent avoidable readmissions. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, “Value-based programs reward health care providers with incentive … Read More

What Is Value-Based Care, and How Can Your Outpatient Pharmacy Help?

May 12, 2022Medicare, Medication Compliance, Meds To Beds, Pharmacy As A Service (PAAS), Prescription Discounts, Readmissions, Retail / Outpatient Pharmacy, Value-Based Care

One of the Affordable Care Act’s most far-reaching legacies is the ever-increasing impact that Value-Based Care has had on healthcare systems and physicians. In hospitals it’s seen primarily in the form of Per Diems and Readmission Adjustments. For physicians it’s reflected in MIPS (Merit-Based Incentive Payment) scores. What are value-based care programs? According to the … Read More