Readmissions Penalties

Post-acute partnerships now have become a widespread strategy to reduce hospital readmissions, survey finds


Hospital partnerships with post-acute providers can be considered a "key strategy" in reducing readmissions, according to market data gathered by executive advisory service Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Adjust readmission penalties to protect providers serving dual eligibles, lawmakers urge CMS


The calculation method for Medicare readmissions penalties should be risk-adjusted so that providers do not lose money for serving the sickest, poorest seniors, a bipartisan group of Congressional lawmakers said in a recent letter to regulators. Long-term care providers are carefully monitoring how hospital readmissions penalties are calculated, because nursing home reimbursements will be tied to readmissions starting in 2018.