Hospitals to Pay CMS $227M in Fines for High Readmissions
CMS will fine hospitals a total of $227 million for greater-than-expected readmission rates for the second year of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, according to a Kaiser Health News report.
The program, which began Oct. 1, 2012, penalizes hospitals for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia 30-day readmission rates for Medicare patients that are greater than predicted, after adjusting for patients' illness severity.
Read the full article on Becker's Hospital Review.
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