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<p>Results of a comprehensive study, analyzing more than 6 million Medicare admissions, revealed declining 30-day hospital readmissions from 2009 to 2014. Some policymakers have attributed the decline to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, introduced in 2010. But researchers found the declining readmissions also could be explained by declining hospital admission rates over the same period.</p>

Decline in Medicare Readmissions Likely Not Caused by Reduction Program