A program established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requiring the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to decrease payments to hospitals within the inpatient prospective payment system with excess readmissions rates. The program aims to incentivize hospitals to reduce unnecessary hospital readmission through coordinating care and improving quality.
Geographic regions used by the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care to define regional health care markets. These regions are defined by where patients in surrounding areas are most often referred to for tertiary care. Each HRR contains at least one hospital that performs major cardiovascular procedures and neurosurgery. HRRs can cross state lines.
A federal law first enacted in 1980, and attached to appropriations bills every year since, that prohibits the use of federal Medicaid funds for abortion, except for reasons of life endangerment, rape or incest.