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Hospital-Wide Adult All-Payer Readmissions and Revisits in Massachusetts

The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) released a report from the statewide Social Risk Factors and Readmissions Workgroup, which details the proposed solution for accounting for social risk factors in the public reporting of all-payer, unplanned hospital readmissions.

In 2018 and 2019, CHIA convened a multi-stakeholder workgroup to consider whether CHIA should account for social risk factors in its analysis of hospital readmissions, and if so, to provide recommendations for doing so given the available data sources and methods.

CHIA has adopted a conceptual framework for social risk factors and expanded its existing risk-adjustment model to incorporate patient- and community-level social risk factors. This enhanced methodology will be used in CHIA’s December 2020 annual readmissions report.

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