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No Downside to Medicare Penalties for Hospital Readmissions for HF, Acute MI

from TCTMD

Faced with the prospect of financial penalties for higher than expected readmission rates, hospitals appear to have instituted changes in order to keep patients from returning to hospital. But according to researchers of a new study, changes likely prompted by the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act have not led to an increase in postdischarge mortality for patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction and pneumonia. more

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