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Persistent readmission rate penalties are counterproductive

A new study suggests hospitals that receive penalties for their 30-day Medicare readmission numbers often have a limited ability to solve the problem. The Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) has targeted providers with incentives meant to reduce the rate of avoidable readmissions, in a bid to reduce overall healthcare costs. While some… Read More

Dr. Teresa Waters Joins Panel of Experts on Medicare

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Dr. Teresa Waters is chair of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center …