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Community coalitions are meeting across the state to reduce readmissions. Take part in this movement and find a coalition near you! Twelve California communities receive funding from CMS to improve care transitions Learn more about these communities.




Kaiser Health News annouces the third year of hospital readmission penalties. Check them out here.

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Commit to Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Health care is changing as payment models are shifting from quantity to quality. California providers are taking steps to reduce costly avoidable hospital readmissions and Health Services Advisory Group of California, the state’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) is here to help. With improvement tools, learning events, data analysis and more, HSAG California’s goal is to collaborate with partners and providers throughout the state to improve patient transitions from one setting to another. It takes a community to coordinate care for Californians!

Join California's Efforts to Reduce Hospital Readmissions NOW!


California Readmission Goals
  • Prevent 30,000 avoidable 30-day hospital readmissions by July 2014.
  • Reduce the overall readmission rate for Medicare beneficiaries by 20 percent (based on claims data from Medicare 2010).
  • Decrease healthcare expenditures related to readmissions $450 million per year. The average cost of a readmission in California is $15,000.*

    *$450 million was calculated by multiplying $15,000 by 30,000 preventable readmissions.
  1. Download statewide and regional data reports to find out the readmission rates for Medicare Fee-for-Service patients.
  2. Visit our events calendar to learn about regional and community events, webinars and conferences.
  3. Browse through provider resources to find evidence-based tools and resources to reduce readmissions.
  4. Join California’s efforts by submitting your contact information. You will be notified when new resources, events, and data reports are posted.
Some material on this Web site is adapted from material originally prepared by the RARE Campaign