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VOLUME 53 | NUMBER 6 | DECEMBER 2018


The Impact of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program across Insurance Types in California

Objective: Examine 30day readmission rates for indicator conditions before and after adoption of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).

Data: California hospital discharge data, 2005 to 2014.

Study Design: Estimated difference between preHRRP trends and postHRRP rates of hospital readmissions after hospitalization for indicator conditions targeted by the HRRP (heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia) by payer among insured adults.

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