Connecting with Post-Acute Care to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Readmissions are not ideal for patients or for healthcare organizations, so it is encouraging news that hospitals and health systems are working diligently to address how to reduce readmission rates. A CMS report shows a drop from a 19 percent national 30-day readmission rate between 2007 and 2011 to 18.4 percent rate in 2012.1

With CMS penalties for readmissions reaching 3 percent in 2014, it is critical that healthcare organizations implement innovative strategies to decrease readmission rates.

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