Hospital Readmission

Beware the FY 2015 Readmission Diagnoses

The Affordable Care Act was upheld by the Supreme Court as constitutional in June 2012. In August 2012, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system revised for hospitals.

The most significant change was a reduction in the readmission rates for FY 2014 for the following diagnoses: Acute MI, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia.