Quality expert Cheryl Manchenton explores ways to reduce readmissions penalties.
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 […]
Many eligible U.S. hospitals will be penalized for readmissions this year. What are the top three initial admissions that lead to preventable readmissions?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]