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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.

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Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

In October 2012, CMS began reducing Medicare payments for Inpatient Prospective Payment System hospitals with excess readmissions. Excess readmissions are measured by a ratio, calculated by dividing a hospital’s number of “predicted” 30-day readmissions for heart attack (AMI), heart failure (HF), pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip/knee replacement (THA/TKA), and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) by the number that would be “expected,” based on an average hospital with similar patients.

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Publisher
Modified
2019-10-30
Release Date
2019-10-30
Homepage URL
Identifier
https://data.medicare.gov/api/views/9n3s-kdb3
License
Contact Name
Hospital Compare
Public Access Level
Public
Bureau Code
009:38 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Program Code
009:000 - Department of Health and Human Services - (Primary Program Not Available)
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Harvest Source Titledata.medicare.gov
Harvest Source URIhttps://data.medicare.gov/data.json
Last Harvest PerformedTue, 11/12/2019 - 02:36
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