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Reform Update: CMS plans changes to performance pay, penalties
Modern Healthcare

In its newly released proposed inpatient hospital payment rule for 2014, the CMS plans a slew of performance-based payment changes, including a penalty program for hospital-acquired conditions and updates to the agency’s readmissions reduction program that would expand the parameters for “planned” readmissions, thereby lowering the number of rehospitalizations that are used to calculate penalties.

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