Yet another analysis demolishes the idea CMS’ hospital readmission reductions program had a significant impact.
A paper in the British Medical Journal finds some interesting provider reactions to the hospital readmissions reduction program.
A study in Health Affairs tracks the impact of readmission penalties on surgery hospitalizations.
More bad news for the hospital readmission reduction program, as a new study in Health Affairs concludes that it had far less effect than previously estimated.
Among its other defects, it appears that Medicare’s hospital readmissions reduction program may have led to an increase in mortality.
Research published at the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that spending more time on a home health visit appears to be associated with a lower readmission rate.
A new study suggests that attempting to adjust hospital readmission penalties for patient socioeconomic status may not fix the problem.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology suggests that reducing heart failure readmissions may be associated with an increase in mortality.
A new piece of research suggests that hospital factors are the predominant cause of readmissions.
The British Medical Journal publishes a survey of perceptions about the preventability of hospital readmissions.
Research in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine studies the effect of quality intervention programs on hospital readmissions.
A study at a single hospital examined whether an intensive bundled payment effort would reduce readmissions for COPD patients. Despite the intervention, readmission rates were no different for the bundled payment patients, and while there were slight cost savings, they likely were outweighed by the cost of the intervention.http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201610-775BC
A study in Health Affairs review five-year results from the Medical hospital readmissions reduction program.
Another study confirms that the CMS hospital readmission program is poorly designed and isn’t accomplishing squat.