17. Congressional Action in Health Reform to Address Avoidable Readmis

Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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Congressional Action in Health Reform to Address Avoidable Readmissions

  • Public reporting of readmission rates.
  • Penalties against hospitals with "excess" readmissions (above expected rates) for targeted conditions will be imposed, starting October 1, 2013.
  • Sole community hospitals, Medicare-dependent small rural hospitals, and low volume conditions are exempt from penalties.

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Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: 17. Congressional Action in Health Reform to Address Avoidable Readmis: Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/readmissions/readslide17.html