AHA Revises Readmissions Penalty Calculator

The American Hospital Association has released a revised readmissions penalty calendar to reflect corrections announced by CMS earlier this month, according to an AHA News Now report.

 



In calculating readmissions penalties, CMS incorrectly included claims occurring prior to July 1, 2008 rather than claims occurring between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2011. The error affects more than 1,422 hospitals that will see higher penalties than previously expected and 55 hospitals that will see lower penalties than previously expected.

The AHA readmissions penalty calculator is designed to help hospitals estimate readmissions penalties under the federal readmissions reduction program.

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