CMS Report: Early Results Show Slow Progress In CMS Readmissions Programs

CMS has released a report revealing that only a handful of several community groups that have received federal reimbursements for reducing preventable readmissions have delivered better results than programs that were not part of the initiative. Researchers analyzed 48 community agencies participating in the initiative to reduce 30-day readmissions among seniors. Only 4 of the 48 community agencies achieved substantial results compared to the control group. Despite these results, experts emphasize that it is still too early to draw broader conclusions. Other readmission reduction programs, including the Hospital Engagement Network,  have reported better results.

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