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  • Readmission Patterns by Payor: Seven and Thirty Days By Diagnosis

    November 27, 2018

    By: Lisa Remington, President Remington Health Strategy Group, Publisher, The Remington Report

    Readmission Pattern Highlights

    In 2014, 14 percent of inpatient stays were readmitted within 30-days. More than one-third of these

  • Discharge Planning: The New Focus on Patient Choice and Choosing Post-Acute Providers

    August 26, 2018

    By: Lisa Remington, President Remington Health Strategy Group

    MedPAC, the committee that reports to Congress on Medicare, has had recent discussions on evaluating current discharge planning procedures. In this article, we discuss possible changes ahead in the ways patients and discharge

  • Analyzing the Readmission Cycle: News Ways to Look at Preventability

    August 26, 2018

    By: Lisa Remington, President Remington Health Strategy Group

    Significant studies are questioning whether a 30-day interval for readmissions is the best measurement for penalties. We provide findings that can help providers look at their own data and explore solutions. 

  • Study: Medicare Readmissions Program Reduces Racial Disparities

    April 20, 2018

    A recent study published in the journal Health Affairs has implications for post-acute providers serving hospitals in urban areas. The study examines the impact of Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) on reducing racial disparities.

  • Managing Sepsis and Readmissions

    February 11, 2018

    Proper care protocols are needed to keep residents and patients out of the hospital due to Sepsis. Strategies focused on prevention, diagnosis and treatment can help keep post-acute care facilities on track to minimize readmission risk. The following are clinical resources available from

  • Tracking Sepsis Readmissions across the Continuum

    February 11, 2018

     Sepsis impacts readmissions across the continuum.

  • Are ACOs More Effective In Reducing Readmissions From SNFs?

    January 23, 2018

    A study of hospitals in U.S. metropolitan areas found those affiliated with accountable care organizations (ACOs) were able to more quickly reduce the rate at which patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities needed to be readmitted within 30 days. We provide the key findings.

  • Readmission Penalties Are Still Growing

    January 07, 2018

    Readmissions penalties still continue to grow.

  • The Home Health Study Results: Reducing Costs and Readmissions

    December 19, 2017

    Patients who receive home health care after a hospital discharge save $6,433 in healthcare costs over the course of a year, and home health care “independently decreased the hazard of follow-up readmission and death,” according to a new study published in the online American Journal of

  • Readmission Data For All Cause 7-Day and 30-Day

    December 06, 2017

    Should Your Organization Be Looking At Readmissions Prior To 30-Days?

    Is 30-days the right interval for your organization to be measuring readmissions? 30-day risk-standardized, all-cause, unplanned readmission rates is widely used to measure hospital


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