Experts recommend focusing on all causes of readmissions

10/15/2013 | HealthLeaders Magazine

Instead of focusing readmission reduction efforts on improving care for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia patients on Medicare, health experts suggest hospitals consider all-cause readmissions. Huron Consulting Group's Laura Jacquin said the CMS may add additional diagnoses to the readmission target list so a focus on all causes is a better route. While an all-cause analysis may be more difficult, experts said risk stratification is one strategy.

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