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CHA DataSuite Releases Readmissions Reduction Program Analysis

For CFOs, quality & patient safety staff

CHA DataSuite has issued hospital-specific analyses of the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, with detailed performance information on the readmissions measures currently evaluated under the program.

The analysis provides hospitals with an in-depth review of actual performance under the federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2019 and 2020 programs, and projects potential exposure under the FFY 2021 program based on data utilized for FFY 2020.

CMS calculates hospital readmissions rates on a rolling three-year aggregate basis; updates are published on Hospital Compare annually. These readmission rates reflect only Medicare inpatient fee-for-service patients, and do not include patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans.

More information and links to the CMS performance data are available in the analysis description.