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Medicare Readmission Penalties Disproportionally Affect Hospitals Caring for Poor, UTHSC Researchers Find


Penalties instituted under the Affordable Care Act to reduce hospital readmission rates have cut readmissions for certain conditions, but they also disproportionally penalize hospitals that care for the socioeconomically disadvantaged, according to a study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A data comparison by the Health Services and Policy Research… Read More