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Bill would factor sociodemographic risk into hospital readmission rates

from AHA News

Sens. Rob Portman and Joe Manchin, and Reps. Jim Renacci and Eliot Engel introduced AHA-supported legislation that would require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to adjust a hospital's performance in the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program based on the socio-demographic status of its patients. "When recovering from illness or injury, everyone wants to get better as quickly as possible," said AHA Executive Vice President Rick Pollack. more

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