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30-Day Readmission Rates Fell in 2012
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The threat of penalties as high as 3% of a hospital’s Medicare reimbursement has prompted encouraging reductions in costly readmissions, a top representative of the Obama administration told the Senate Finance Committee yesterday. Jonathan Blum, acting principal deputy administrator and director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in prepared remarks, touted “a decrease in the rate of patients returning to the hospital after being discharged.