News Headlines Article

HHS claims big gains on readmissions, hospital-acquired harms
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration says the number of Medicare patients returning to hospitals within 30 days fell further in 2013, amounting to 150,000 fewer readmissions since January 2012.

HHS describes the progress on readmissions in a brief report out Wednesday that claims the administration’s quality initiatives and partnerships have achieved significant successes, including a reduction in hospital-induced harms credited with saving 15,000 lives and $4 billion.