Medicare’s hospital readmissions reduction program has resulted in a reduction of avoidable hospital readmissions.
Or so concludes a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

According to the study, which included an analysis of 15 million patient discharges beween 2000 and 2013, readmissions declined after Medicare introduced the program and the hospitals with the poorest performance prior to the program’s launch experienced the greatest improvement in reducing avoidable readmissions.

To learn more, read the study “Readmission Rates After Passage of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: A Pre–Post Analysis” here, on the web site of the Annals of Internal Medicine.