The CMS Office of Minority Health has released a “Guide to Preventing Readmissions among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries.”   The guide highlights data indicating that racial and ethnic minority populations have higher rates of potentially avoidable readmissions for certain chronic conditions, such as heart failure, heart attack, and pneumonia, and identifies social, cultural, and linguistic barriers that contribute to these higher readmission rates.  The document discusses action that hospital leaders can take to address readmissions in the racial and ethnic minority population and includes examples of strategies and initiatives aimed at reducing readmissions in diverse populations.