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CMS Predictive Readmission Models ‘Not Very Good’
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The way the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services predicts readmissions is likely neither the most accurate nor the fairest, researchers at Harvard Medical School claim. A study published in the May issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that functional status, rather than comorbidities, was a better predictor of whether someone would be readmitted to the hospital.