The CFO's guide to readmission penalties

The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program reduces hospital inpatient reimbursement up to 3% based on performance relative to national averages across five conditions. Roughly only 1 in 5 hospitals escaped a readmission penalty in FY 2015, with most hospitals seeing a 0.01%-1% payment reduction.

We've analyzed the latest CMS data to share how hospitals did, how excess readmission ratios can be used to calculate how many readmissions you are 'over', and the conditions that drive the largest penalties.

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