Readmission reduction takes center stage

September 2013
Hospital Case Management;Sep2013, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p117
The article reports on the readmission reduction program of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The program requires hospitals to ensure a safe discharge and prevent patients from coming back. Penalties for excess readmissions will increase to up to 2% for hospitals that have the most readmissions within 30 days of discharge starting on October 1, 2013.


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