Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
Topic(s): Hospitals and Clinics
Author(s): Klug, M., Muus, K., Casey, M., Moscovice, I.
A hospital’s potentially preventable readmission rate is a quality indicator receiving considerable attention from policymakers and payers. Using 3-M algorithm software and Medicare inpatient claims data from five states, this brief examines potentially preventable readmission rates for rural and urban hospitals, and discusses the rural implications of policy initiatives to reduce readmission rates.