10 things we don't know about looming readmission penalties
from HealthLeaders Media
The second, and some say the most anxiously anticipated, document setting forth how hospitals with excessive 30-day readmission rates will be fined will soon be released. A lot of money is at stake for some hospitals. And precisely how these new rules will be implemented for three conditions that represent 16 percent of overall readmissions — heart failure, pneumonia and acute myocardial infarction — remains unclear.
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