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Reducing Hospital Readmissions

2 Introduction For most patients who leave the hospital, the last thing they want is to return anytime soon. Yet, many Medicare patients discharged from an inpatient stay find themselves back in the hospital within 30 days.

Report to the Congress

103 * Repo rt*to*the*Congress: *Promoting*Greater*Efficiency*in*Medicare*|*June*2007 Chapter summary Hospital readmissions are sometimes indicators of poor care or missed opportunities to better coordinate care.

Trend Wa Tch

AmericAn HospitAl AssociAtion september 2011 Trend Wa Tch N early one-fifth of Medicare beneficiaries—roughly 2 million beneficiaries per year 1 —discharged from a hospital return within 30 days, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory commission (MedPAC). 2 Some of the readmissions are ...

Identifying Potentially Preventable Readmissions

Identifying Potentially Preventable Readmissions Norbert I. Goldfield, M.D., Elizabeth C. McCullough, M.S., John S. Hughes, M.D., Ana M. Tang, Beth Eastman, M.S., Lisa K. Rawlins, and Richard F. Averill, M.S.

Medicare Hospital Readmissions: Issues, Policy Options and PPACA

CRS Report for Congress Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress Medicare Hospital Readmissions: Issues, Policy Options and PPACA Julie Stone Specialist in Health Care Financing Geoffrey J. Hoffman Analyst in Health Care Financing September 21, 2010 Congressional Research Service 7-5700 ...

A Community's Approach to Reducing Readmissions

1 Contents Introduction 1 Hospital Readmissions 2 Cleveland 3 Oregon 6 Humboldt County 7 Introduction As part of the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative, hospitals, ambulatory care providers, community health centers and other state and local agencies are working together to improve ...

PRHI Readmission Reduction Guide: A Manual for Preventing ...

... Using Best Practices to Reduce Readmissions A review of the COPD readmissions literature and discussions with physicians and staff who routinely dealt with COPD patients, ...

ISSUE BRIEF Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Summary ISSUE BRIEF Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Topic: Hospital Readmissions Beginning with federal fiscal year 2013, hospitals with readmission rates that exceed their expected readmission rate will have their Medicare inpatient payments reduced by an amount approximately ...

As published in the August 18, 2011 Federal Register

This can be expressed mathematically as: Denominator: Expected Readmissions Step 1: Calculate each patient's expected probability of readmission = 1 1 + e-Ze Z e = X* intercept + risk-adjustment coefficients Step 2: ...

Innovations in Reducing Preventable Hospital Admissions ...

Avoidable admissions and readmissions were defined as those which most likely would not have occurred if care plans had been followed correctly (i.e., ...