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Four Ways Hospitals Can Avoid Readmissions
Health Leaders Media - Janice Simmons

Tucked into the House and Senate healthcare reform bills are provisions that would give the Secretary of Health and Human Services the power to identify “excess hospital readmissions”—and then penalize hospitals that surpass that rate. Payments for discharges paid by Medicare could be reduced by up to 3% in the Senate bill or 5% in the House bill.