20. Medicare Support for Reduction in Hospitals' Avoidable Readmission

Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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Medicare Support for Reduction in Hospitals' Avoidable Readmission Rate

  • Health Reform allocated $500 Mn for hospital-community organization partnerships to help hospitals to reduce readmissions—priority given to organizations in AoA projects and those serving rural and underserved populations.
  • Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) might be assigned to assist hospitals in the 10th Statement of Work (SoW) (August 2011)—an expansion of 9th SoW project in 14 States.

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Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: 20. Medicare Support for Reduction in Hospitals' Avoidable Readmission: Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/readmissions/readslide20.html