Tag: Quality and Safety


CMS: Hospital readmission rates fell by 8 percent in 49 states, DC

September 15, 2016

Via: HealthcareITnews

Between 2010 and 2015, all states except Vermont saw Medicare 30-day readmission rates fall, according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data released Tuesday. Hospital readmission rates fell by 8 percent between 2010 and 2015. In 43 states, readmission […]

Patient Experience

The troubling part of patient satisfaction surveys

April 24, 2015

Via: Healthcareitnews

At first glance, patient satisfaction surveys that are linked to hospital Medicare payments may seem great in theory. But tying hospital payments to subjective patient experience metrics may actually result in serious harm by diverting attention away from the clinical […]