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No single fix for readmissions epidemic
Modern Healthcare

More than 1 million Americans wind up back in the hospital only weeks after they left for reasons that could have been prevented—a revolving door that for years has seemed impossible to slow.

Now Medicare has begun punishing hospitals with hefty fines if they have too many readmissions, and a top official says signs of improvement are beginning to emerge.

“We’re at a very promising moment,” Medicare deputy administrator Jonathan Blum told The Associated Press.

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