In an effort to reduce the number of hospital readmissions, the Affordable Care Act created the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, but many critics say it is not helping to increase the quality of care. With the penalty raising to 3% in 2015, and so many factors beyond the control of the hospital, such as socio-economics, is it really fair to link fines to readmissions? Read more here. (Source: Sabriya Rice, Modern Healthcare, 10/2/14).
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