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CMS: 4 Facts About Declining Readmissions Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries

Submitted by Charlene Ice on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:05

  1. Between 2007 and 2011, the all-cause 30-day hospital readmission rate among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries held constant at around 19%
  2. The Medicare all-cause 30-day readmission rate fell to 18.5% in 2012
  3. Between Jan.1st and Aug. 31st, 2013, the Medicare all-cause readmission rate was less than 18%
  4. Utah, the only state in which Medicare readmissions rates did not decline, already had one of the lowest readmissions rates in the country

Source: The CMS Blog, December 6, 2013
Source URL: http://blog.cms.gov/2013/12/06/new-data-shows-affordable-car...

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