Thursday, July 9, 2009
Hospital 30 day Re-Admission Rate now reported by CMS
The CMS website will now report on hospital's 30 day re-admission rates along with mortality data. Read more here. These measures are felt to be an indication of a hospital's quality of care. Hospitals will need to find ways to minimize repadmissions while at the same time, keeping lengths of stay low. This means, the post-hospitalization phase needs to be managed effectively, employing technologies such as telemedicine and remote monitoring.