Which Rural and Urban Hospitals Have Received Readmission Penalties Over Time?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program reduces Medicare payments for hospitals determined to have "excess" rates of patient readmissions for specific conditions. The purpose of this project was to assess rural-urban differences in the proportion of hospitals that received penalties under the Readmissions Reduction Program over time, and whether condition-specific hospital readmission rates differed for rural and urban hospitals.
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Peiyin Hung, Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice