Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Readmission

The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) readmission measure includes Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries aged 65 or older and assesses the occurrence of unplanned readmission from any cause within 30 days after the date of discharge for a hospitalization for COPD. CMS began publicly reporting the COPD readmission measure in 2014 and it became part of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) program in 2015.

COPD readmission measure results are updated annually. As part of ongoing measure surveillance, analyses that provide a comprehensive overview of national performance on the measure or investigate select hospital practices that may impact hospital performance are conducted.

2017 Measure Reporting Period Results

2016 Measure Reporting Period Results

2015 Measure Reporting Period Results