Affordable Care Act - Hospital Readmission Reduction Program
The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, a signature program of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act, kicked off on October 1, 2012 and threatens U.S. hospitals with diminished CMS reimbursements for high readmission rates. Every year nearly one in five patients discharged from a hospital is readmitted within 30 days, a costly reality viewed by many policymakers as symptomatic of a failing U.S. health care system. Failure to take medication as prescribed by a physician has been sited as one of the factors behind the 16%-24% re-admission rate in this country. Numerous private payers are also negotiating payment penalties for hospitals with high readmission rates. Medication Management is at the core of advanced discharge planning and transitional care.
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