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AHRQ Releases Medicaid Readmissions Toolkit

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released an interactive toolkit and guide to help providers reduce readmissions for Medicaid patients. According to AHRQ, adult Medicaid patients have readmission rates as high or higher than Medicare patients. While toolkits exist for reducing Medicare patients’ readmission rates, this new toolkit and guide are the first to specifically address Medicaid patients’ readmission rates. AHRQ notes the toolkit and guide address some of the unique clinical and socioeconomic characteristics of Medicaid patients that may not be included in materials previously prepared for Medicare patients.

Please contact Xiaoyi Huang, JD, director of policy, at xhuang@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127, with questions.

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Matt Buechner is the policy and advocacy associate for America's Essential Hospitals.

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