News Headlines Article

Readmissions double Medicare patients’ care costs: study
Modern Healthcare

Hospital readmissions more than double the cost of care for Medicare beneficiaries, according to an analysis commissioned by a group that represents home health providers.

The study was part of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation’s Clinically Appropriate and Cost-Effective Placement research project, which looked at the impact of admissions and readmissions on Medicare expenditures.

About 22.4% of all episodes of care required at least one readmission, according to the analysis.