As of October 2017, two new federal laws are in effect that require Medicare-certified post-acute care providers to publicly report their 30-day hospital readmission rates. Facilities with readmission rates that are too high will face penalties of up to 2 percent of their Medicare payments.
To help reduce your hospital readmissions rates, focus on providing the highest level of care for your patients to ensure their smooth transition from one care setting to another. Better communication, training and analytics allow your care team to share information and access data that addresses readmissions risk for different patient populations. In turn, you can shape the way care is delivered and enhance patient outcomes.
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