Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) authorized funds from the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) to be used in four category areas:
- Value-Based Purchasing: activities that support data collection to facilitate quality reporting.
- Accountable Care Organizations or Shared Savings: activities that support the development of ACOs.
- Payment Bundling/PPS: activities that improve the revenue cycle process.
- Care Transitions: activities focused on reducing hospital readmissions