Chart of the Day: SNFs’ 21% Rehospitalization Rate Nearly Triple MedPAC’s Goal

This fall, poorly performing hospitals will essentially start getting punished for high readmission rates, which means they’re looking to partner with post-acute care providers to ensure the best outcomes for their patients. Nursing homes need to figure out how to position themselves for these partnerships, and with 30-day readmission rates currently at 21%, they must work toward the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee’s 8% target.

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Source: How Hospitals Measure SNF Performance, 2012

Written by Alyssa Gerace

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