CHA News Article

Avoidable Hospitalizations for Long-Term Care Residents Sharply Reduced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that collaboration between various government agencies, patient organizations and others has dramatically reduced avoidable hospitalizations for long-term care patients, particularly for dually eligible beneficiaries, over the last several years. 

According to CMS’ recent analysis, the hospitalization rate for six potentially avoidable conditions decreased by 31 percent for dually eligible beneficiaries living in long-term care facilities. This reduced rate means that dually eligible long-term care residents avoided 133,000 hospitalizations over the five year period.