The Research Department provides analyses to support advocacy efforts on behalf of VHHA’s members. This section of the VHHA website will provide you with the latest research and analysis of important and emerging trends in Virginia hospitals.

The Research Department oversees the inpatient, ambulatory, community benefit, financial, and special studies databases. It uses data from state and national sources to address policy questions and issues. The research staff is a resource for hospitals. Every year, VHHA releases a series of reports that provide up-to-date information on both health and hospital trends. Recent studies help track improvements in patient safety and quality, and reductions in readmissions. The research team also conducts population health studies to support members’ community health assessments.

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About Research Corner

Research Corners are brief analyses published weekly. They provide timely and pertinent information on patient care trends, population health, and health care financing. VHHA’s data repositories provide the data for the analyses. Below are the most recent topics.

Anticipating the Effectiveness of Virginia’s Opioid Prescribing Rules (4/21)

Last month, the Virginia Board of Medicine issued emergency regulations limiting the amounts of opioids providers can prescribe to patients. That action is one facet of the Commonwealth’s ongoing response to the opioid crisis that has resulted in an escalation of related deaths. Read More
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Readmissions Reduction Program Snapshot (4/7)

Established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Readmissions Reduction Program (RRP) requires reduced payments to inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) hospitals with excess discharges occurring as of Oct. 1, 2012. Read More
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VHHA PricePoint is a public website from which consumers are able to review hospital charges, length of stay, demographics and volume by procedure.
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Community Benefit highlights the significant contributions that Virginia’s hospitals and health systems make to their communities beyond the essential health services they provide.
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If you are a verified data contact at VHHA, you will be able to access this page and download our quarterly inpatient database.
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The VHHA research department aims to supplement hospitals and health systems with analytics for population health management and clinical decision support.
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The VHHA is involved in the development of policies on both a state and federal level that affect Virginia’s health care.
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2017 Community Benefit Annual Report

Caring for Our Communities

Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems continue to make substantial health and economic contributions throughout the Commonwealth, according to the 2017 Annual Report on Community Benefit provided by Virginia hospitals.
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