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AHA issues revised readmissions penalty calculator

March 21, 2013

The AHA has revised its readmissions penalty calculator to incorporate additional corrections to the hospital readmissions adjustment factors for fiscal year 2013. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently published the corrected adjustment factors in a revised impact file for the FY 2013 inpatient prospective payment system final rule. The AHA calculator, available to members at www.aha.org/readmissionscalc, helps hospital leaders estimate the dollar amount of their readmissions penalty under the policy.