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MEDICARE READMISSIONS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM PRECONFERENCE READINGS
  1. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Community Based Care Transitions Program (CCTP)
    http://www.cms.gov/demoprojectsevalrpts/md/itemdetail.asp?itemid=cms1239313

  2. Transforming Transitions from Patient Interventions to Systems Change. The Remington report.
    http://www.cfmc.org/caretransitions/files/Remington%20Report%20March%202011%20Care%20Transition%20article.pdf

  3. STAAR Readmissions Diagnostic Tool.
    http://www.ihi.org/NR/rdonlyres/19CFBA3B-4E6B-45E1-8F27-95743F011BD9/0/STAARDiagnosticTool.pdf

  4. Rehospitalizations among Patients in the Medicare Fee-for-Service Program
    http://www.medicaremedicaidpaymentsummit.com/documents/Rehospitalizations among Patients in the Medicare Fee-For-Service Program.pdf

  5. CMS Care Transitions QIOSC Website
    http://www.cfmc.org/caretransitions/about.htm

  6. CMS Targets Hospital Readmissions as a Probable Marker for Poor Quality of Care, Wasted Revenues and Resources
    http://www.medicaremedicaidpaymentsummit.com/documents/CMS Targets Hospital Readmissions.pdf

  7. Rehospitalizations among Medicare Fee-For-Service Patients
    http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/14/1418

  8. Hospitals Pay for Cutting Costly Readmissions
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/09/business/09relapse.html

  9. Hospitals Say Emphasis on Readmission Rates Could Hit Them Hard
    http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/node/35818/print

  10. Study: Hospitals Spend $30B in Avoidable Admissions in '06
    http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/study-hospitals-spent-30b-avoidable-admissions-06/2009-04-30

  11. For This Health System, Less is More
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/30/AR2009033003008.html

  12. Help for Patients Leaving the Hospital can Keep Them from Coming Back
    http://www.boston.com/news/health/blog/2009/02/going_home_hold_1.html




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