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What You Need to Know About Medicare’s 30-Day Readmission Policy for FY 2016

Posted by Thomas Gole, DO, FAAFP on Sep 25, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Beginning in 2016, most U.S. hospitals will receive less money from Medicare due to the number of patients who return within 30 days of discharge.

Newly released data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reveals only 799 out of more than 3,400 hospitals subject to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program faced no penalty.

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Topics: Hospital Administration, Bring-backs and Revisions