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Lawmakers Seek ‘PAC’ Reform
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The problem with the way Medicare tries to incentivize high quality is that, for the most part, it’s mainly providers in acute care who are under a financial guillotine, many hospital organizations complain.

Hospitals are the ones that suffer readmission penalties and relinquish money into a value-based purchasing pool some never get back. And it’s hospitals that must anticipate further cuts for higher rates of hospital-acquired conditions starting next year, even if the way for those conditions were paved by inadequate home healthcare or skilled nursing providers.