Readmissions Program Working; Expansion in Order?

The Medicare hospital readmissions reduction program is working, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

And it may even be worth expanding to additional medical conditions, MedPAC members believe.

According to MedPAC, hospital readmissions among patients with medical conditions covered by the readmissions reduction program have declined faster than readmissions among patients with medical conditions not covered by the program, suggesting that expanding the program to additional medical conditions could lead to an even greater reduction in the number of avoidable Medicare-covered readmissions.

Learn more about changes in the readmission rate since the readmissions reduction program was introduced and whether those reductions can accurately be attributed to the program this MedPage Today article.

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