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Measure Methodology Reports

Readmission Measures

The methods used in the development of the 30-day risk-standardized readmission measures, as well as in subsequent annual measure updates and quality assurance activities, are described in several technical reports below. More detailed justifications of CMS’ methodological choices in the development and maintenance of the readmission measures are available in the Frequently Asked Questions documents posted on the Resources page.

2014 AMI, COPD, HF, PN, HWR, Stroke and THA/TKA Readmission Measures Maintenance

CMS reviews and updates the readmission measures annually. The reports below, formerly called the Measure Maintenance Technical Reports, describe the measures maintenance activities conducted in preparation for the most recent public reporting cycle.

Previous AMI, HF, PN, HWR, and THA/TKA Readmission Measures Maintenance

CMS reviews and updates the readmission measures annually. The reports below, formerly called the Measure Maintenance Technical Reports, describe the measures maintenance activities conducted in preparation for the most recent public reporting cycle.

Readmission Measure Development (original methodology reports)

The CMS 30-day risk-standardized readmission measures were developed by teams of clinical and statistical experts from Yale and Harvard universities, using a methodology that has been published in peer-reviewed literature.

The measure methodology is described in the following reports:

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