Infographic: Hospitals Overconfident, Unprepared To Reduce Readmissions

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

While hospitals report they are confident in their ability to reduce readmissions, according to a new survey conducted by Q-Centrix, the percentage of hospitals penalized for readmissions has increased each year since CMS began imposing them.

The percentage of hospitals penalized for readmissions reached a high of 78 percent for FY 2015. Given the historical trend and the three additional diagnoses recently added, the percentage of hospitals penalized will likely be much higher than the 55 percent who reported that they expected to be penalized, according to an infographic produced by Q-Centrix on the survey results.

2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Hospital Readmissions While great strides have been made in the reduction of 30-day all-cause hospital readmissions, CMS still penalized more than 2,200 hospitals in 2013 for exceeding 30-day readmission rates for heart failure, pneumonia and myocardial infarction. This year, CMS penalties extend to acute COPD and elective hip and knee replacements.

2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Hospital Readmissions documents the latest key initiatives and partnerships to reduce readmissions by patients with these costly conditions and others by more than 100 healthcare organizations.

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