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Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions Toolbox

Photo uploaded by Dana InglehartHigh rates of avoidable Medicaid readmissions are particularly acute in safety net hospitals, which serve some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations, such as the homeless, and persons with serious mental illness and substance abuse problems, HIV, and severe physical disabilities. Reducing avoidable readmissions represents an important opportunity for improving quality while simultaneously reducing the costs of providing care to Medicaid beneficiaries.

The “Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions Toolbox,” developed in partnership with AHRQ and JSI, offers tips and guidance for hospitals on how to better address the transitional care needs of the adult Medicaid population. 2014.