(Princeton, NJ, February 12, 2015) BESLER Consulting today announced the publication of an e-book focused on reducing hospital readmissions. Titled “Readmissions Reduction: A look at strategies for lowering hospital readmissions across the continuum of care,” the e-book explores the roles of patients and providers in reducing readmissions and reviews several strategies that each can implement to help reduce readmission rates.
The Affordable Care Act established the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), which imposes penalties on hospitals deemed to have “excess readmissions”. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has estimated that the total penalties will be approximately $428M affecting over 2,600 hospitals. The impact of these penalties has hospitals across the country focusing on strategies to reduce readmissions.
“Readmissions is a multi-dimensional problem,” said Jonathan Besler, BESLER’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “By improving our understanding of each touch point along the patient care continuum, strategies can be developed that ultimately reduce total readmissions.”
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