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Tag Archives: Readmissions

Dual-eligibles: The next front in hospital readmissions penalties

The CMS is exploring how to levy excess readmission penalties fairly on hospitals, based on their patient population.
Modern Healthcare Breaking News

Hospitals face record penalties as CMS expands criteria for readmissions fines

The financial penalties would start to hit hospitals in October, but they would be based on readmissions during the three years that ended with June 2015.
Modern Healthcare Breaking News

Community Need and Readmissions

In response to concerns raised by healthcare leaders that the absence of adjustment for socioeconomic status (SES) and race characteristics in patient populations impedes the fair comparison of hospitals on risk-standardized 30-day unplanned readmission rates, Truven Health Analytics™ evaluated the extent to which risk-adjusted readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia are affected by adjustments for community-level SES factors through its Community Need Index (CNI) and patient race. The study shows there is, indeed, a statistically significant effect. For more, visit truvenhealth.com/wp/readmissionpenalties.

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