CMS fines 2,545 hospitals for high readmissions: 5 things to know

CMS used patient data from July 2016 through June 2019 to determine the penalties. The firm compared each medical facilitys reported readmission rate to nationwide averages for each of the conditions to figure out the penalties..

Here are 5 takeaways from the Nov. 2 Kaiser Health News analysis:.

This is the ninth year of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. To figure out penalties for fiscal 2021, CMS examined hospitals 30-day readmission rates for clients who had actually originally been treated for the following conditions: cardiac arrest, cardiac arrest, pneumonia, chronic obstructive lung disease, hip or knee replacement, and coronary artery bypass graft surgical treatment..

In fiscal year 2021, CMS will punish 2,545 hospitals for having too lots of Medicare clients readmitted within one month, according to federal data pointed out by Kaiser Health News..

1. Eighty-three percent of the 3,080 healthcare facilities evaluated gotten a penalty..

2. CMS will cut payments to the penalized health centers by as much as 3 percent for each Medicare case during financial 2021, which runs Oct. 1, 2020, through September 2021..

3. Thirty-nine hospitals were struck with the optimum charge for fiscal 2021, below 56 hospitals in fiscal 2020..

4. The average penalty will be a 0.69 percent payment cut for each Medicare patient..

5. Of the 3,080 health centers assessed, 613 will receive a charge of 1 percent or more..

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