The Affordable Care Act requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reduce payments to hospitals with excess readmissions within 30 days of discharge for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia. By lowering these preventable readmission rates, the Federal government projects a savings of $26 billion in the next few years. Effective transition of care programs will reduce these readmissions by improving the care coordination for patients as they move from one healthcare setting (e.g., hospital, rehabilitation center) to another.
Through the use of our EDGE and Medical Assistance Tracking System (MATS), as well as our call center, HRSI is a valuable asset in reducing hospital readmission rates. Here is how it works: