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Improving Patient Care to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Did you know hospitals get penalized by the government for excessive patient readmissions? It’s true. In 2012, Medicare established the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). It’s essentially a pay-for-performance program that lowers Medicare payments to hospitals with too many readmissions. For 2018, 2,573 hospitals will be cumulatively penalized an estimated $564 million. Now Medicare is [...]