Hospital Readmission Penalties: Coming Soon to a Nursing Home Near You!

@article{Carnahan2016HospitalRP,
  title={Hospital Readmission Penalties: Coming Soon to a Nursing Home Near You!},
  author={Jennifer L Carnahan and Kathleen Tschantz Unroe and Alexia M Torke},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={
          614-8
        }
}
The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 includes provisions for hospital readmission penalties for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) starting in 2018. This presents an opportunity for care improvement but also raises several concerns regarding quality of care. The readmission measure for SNFs is similar to the current readmission measure for hospitals mandated under the Affordable Care Act, with the exception of adjustments made for sex. Because these measures for hospitals are similar… CONTINUE READING

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