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CMS Update

CMS Update

The Affordable Care Act, Section 3025, which is requiring the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce payments to hospitals for excess readmissions is NOW in its 6th year.

                                                                               The penalty for readmissions in 2018 is 3% for:

• Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
• Chronic Lung Disease (CLD)
• Heart Failure (HF)
• Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
• Hip Replacements (THA)
• Knee Replacements (TKA)
• Pneumonia (PN)

                                                         *IT IS NOT GETTING EASIER FOR HOSPITALS*

Graph Comparing Annual Maximum CMS Penalty to the National Average for 30-Day Readmissions