CMS reports drop in readmission rates

05/29/2013 | AHA News Now

CMS has reported a decline in mean 30-day readmission rates at U.S. hospitals. Readmissions were 18.4% in 2012, down from 19% in the five years prior, a difference of about 70,000. Payment reforms and efforts aimed at reducing readmissions may be yielding benefits, the agency said.

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