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Reimbursement and the Law of Unintended Consequences
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We’re starting to see some funny economics emerge as healthcare payment reform truly takes shape. Recently, I saw two interesting, unrelated articles that give us a glimpse into the effects of the law of unintended consequences, when it comes to changing the way we pay for healthcare. The first is from the Kaiser Family Foundation. This article describes the penalties hospitals will have to pay as of October 1 because of changing Medicare regulations related to readmissions.