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.
Northwestern Medicine — Chicago, Ill. Using the EHR to Drive Value
AHA's comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’fiscal year 2020 proposed rule on the SNF prospective payment system.
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed guidance on ligature risk.
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ fiscal year 2020 proposed rule for the IRF prospective payment system.
Advancing Health Podcast
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership and system innovation for the AHA Center for Health Innovation, and Duane…
Hospitals and health systems value all individuals they have the opportunity to serve, and oppose discrimination against patients based on characteristics such…