Too few people have too little data on what actually drives patients into the hospital.
I was curious to see how rehospitalization rates have been changing over the last several years. With CHF widely being touted by CMS as one of the diagnosis categories with high avoidable readmissions, I figured I would start there.
Home health offers hospitals one of the best strategies to reduce admissions, but are we living up to the challenge? See what the data show.
We think the new measure is more favorable to home health and strikes a nice balance between emulating the hospital measure and giving agencies an accurate evaluation of their performance.
Hospital-based agencies have had lower re-admit rates in general, and tend to lead the industry by a month or more in declining readmit rates.