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5 Questions to Determine Readmission Rate Effectiveness
Health Leaders Media

Hospitals have always known that reducing readmissions should be a priority quality goal but, until now, the payment incentives have not been in place. Like it or not, health care reform has provided a new impetus to do the right thing.

Financial penalties on providers with “excess” readmissions will begin in fiscal year 2013, but claims data collection on those penalties starts this October.