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Webinar: Tackle preventable readmissions and their penalties

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Quality expert Cheryl Manchenton explores ways to reduce readmissions penalties.

Data can show us many things, not all of them real…

March 13th, 2019 / By Richard Fuller, MS

Modern Healthcare recently published another article questioning the utility of the CMS hospital readmission reduction program (HRRP). The article used as its basis two publications, the first of which returned […]

Infographic: Why are hospitals penalized for readmissions

Many eligible U.S. hospitals will be penalized for readmissions this year. What are the top three initial admissions that lead to preventable readmissions?

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An update on the Hospital Readmission Reduction program

October 10th, 2018 / By Richard Fuller, MS

At the end of September, CMS posted the latest round of data supporting the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. This is the first year of compliance with the direction of the […]

Will hospital peer grouping by patient socioeconomic status fix the Medicare HRRP or create new problems?

March 21st, 2018 / By Richard Fuller, MS

In this blog, we return to how socioeconomic status is accounted for when measuring patient outcomes. We have actively participated in the debate on how to identify potentially preventable readmissions […]

Are Medicare readmission penalties working?

December 18th, 2017 / By Paul LaBrec

In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began its Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).¬† The program, included in the Affordable Care Act, was designed to improve post-acute […]

Just a little fender bender? How coding changes affect readmission scores

October 12th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

So, that minor fender bender? When you take your car into the shop, sometimes there is much more damage under the fender than previously thought. Sometimes changes to the official […]

Increasingly disproportionate penalties in the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP)

March 18th, 2016 / By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

We have discussed payment adjustment for readmission measures in previous blogs. In those blogs, we focused upon risk-adjustment, preventability and the need to account for socioeconomic status (SES) when necessary […]