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10 Things We Don't Know About Looming Readmission Penalties

Cheryl Clark

Hospital officials are scratching their heads over how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will fine hospitals with excessive 30-day readmission rates after October 1. >>>


Editor's Picks

ACA's Fate Rests with Court

With the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act hanging in the balance, one healthcare attorney contends that this week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court will have little effect on the ultimate outcome. >>>

30-Day Readmissions Rule Under Two-Pronged Attack

Two papers make the claim that the federal 30-day readmissions rule and penalties are misguided. One contends that the premise of preventability is flawed; the other makes a business case against the penalties. >>>

'Striking' Data Links Periodontal Care to Lower Diabetes Costs

A study examining the medical records of 1.6 million people shows that medical costs can be drastically reduced in diabetic patients who receive periodontal surgery. >>>

Readmissions Battle Gets Help from Tech

Online services that enable hospital staff to efficiently discharge patients to other care facilities may help curb readmissions the way online travel sites make trip scheduling a breeze. >>>

Impact Analysis Report

Value-Based Purchasing: Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare. >>>

News Headlines

Hospital pay incentives fail to help patients: study

Reuters, March 29, 2012

CRNA Court Victory is a Win for Rural Hospitals

HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2012

Winners and Losers in the Great IPAB Debate

HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2012

Residents as safe as senior MDs in appendix surgery

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, March 28, 2012

PCI Safe in Hospitals Lacking Cardiac Surgery Units

HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2012

Heart CT scans in ER save hospitals money

The Baltimore Sun / Associated Press, March 27, 2012

IOM: Medical Disaster Planning 'Rudimentary at Best'

HealthLeaders Media, March 26, 2012

Consumers start to see more hospital data

American Statesman, March 26, 2012

FDA working to trim hospital 'alarm fatigue'

The Boston Globe, March 26, 2012

Fighting infection: UW Hospital asking all ICU visitors to wear gowns and gloves

Wisconsin State Journal, March 23, 2012

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Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>


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