Is 30 days the right interval for your organization to be measuring readmissions?

The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program aims to reduce excess readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries by applying financial penalties to hospitals with higher-than-expected 30-day all-cause readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, and pneumonia. The two surgical procedures are coronary artery bypass and elective primary total hip and/or knee arthroplasty.

Key studies and data can help home-based care providers reduce readmissions, improve outcomes, and increase partnerships.


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