Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Hospital Readmission Reduction Program

These are the technical specifications from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructing hospitals how to report readmissions and calculate avoidable readmissions.  Beginning last October 2012, CMS began to impose penalties for “excess” or avoidable readmissions through the Medicare program.  This program is one of the most significant steps that CMS is taking to improve the quality of health care, and reduce its costs.

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