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This variable is contained in the following files: Inpatient (Fee-for-Service)
Short SAS Name
CLM_HRR_PRTCPNT_IND_CD
SAS Name
CLM_HRR_PRTCPNT_IND_CD

This field is the code used to identify whether the hospital is participating in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction (HRR) program.

Comments

The ACA (Section 3025) requires CMS to reduce payments to Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) hospitals with excess readmissions.

Additional information is available on the CMS "Hospital Value-Based Purchasing" website. This initiative began in 4th Quarter of 2012 (i.e., beginning of Federal fiscal year 13).

This field was new in 2012, and is null/missing for all previous years. 

Source: NCH

CodeCode value
0
Not participating
1
Participating and not equal to 1.0000
2
Participating and equal to 1.0000
Null/missing
Not participating