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Preview period for hospital readmissions reports underway

June 25, 2013

Hospitals can preview their hospital-specific reports for the fiscal year 2014 Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program through July 12 by downloading the reports at My QualityNet. Hospitals should notify the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of any suspected errors in their Excess Readmission Ratio calculations or discharge-level data by sending an e-mail to CMS_readmissions_reduction@mathematica-mpr.com by July 12. The ratios are based on CMS fee-for-service claims from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012. Hospitals that were not open as of May 10, 2013 or did not have any qualifying data during the period may access a “mock” hospital-specific report on the QualityNet website. The ratios will be publicly reported on the Hospital Compare website in October. For more on the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, visit www.cms.gov.