Reducing readmissions is an important way to improve quality and lower health care spending. Hospitals are making significant progress; as reported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the national readmission rate fell to 17.5 percent in 2013, after holding steady at around 19 to 19.5 percent for many years.1 However, reducing readmissions is a complex undertaking because not all readmissions can or should be prevented; indeed, some are planned as part of sound clinical care.
SAN DIEGO (July 22, 2013) – Four U.S. hospitals are being recognized for their leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety.
AHA Re: Discussion Draft, Titled the “Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2018”
AHA letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health’s discussion draft, titled the “Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of…
The Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) is the 2018 recipient of the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership for its work to…
Quality Measures to Satisfy the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act)
May 2, 2018
The Centers for Medicare…
Data & Insights
AHA has created a readmissions penalty calculator for hospital leaders to assess the impact of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program on their