High Readmissions Will Cost Hospitals

Too many readmissions within 30 days will cause CMS to penalize over 2,500 hospitals in 2020 according to a Kaiser Health News report.

These penalties are estimated to cost hospitals over $563 million over the year. Kaiser’s report notes that 83% of the 3,129 hospitals evaluated in the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program received a penalty, with the average penalty being a 0.71% decrease in payment for each Medicare patient leaving the hospital over the next year.

For more on this please see the full Kaiser Health News article below.

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