Hospital Readmissions

AHRQ Data and New Guide Highlight Need To Reduce Medicaid Readmissions

By Richard Kronick – Over the past several years, hospitals, physicians, and the Federal Government have made it a priority to reduce hospital readmission rates for Medicare patients. While still at an early stage, strategies put into place as part of the Affordable Care Act, such as evidence-based safe care transition practices, are showing good results.