HHS is serious about penalties and incentives. Read and listen to what is happening in this space. The hospitals across the nation are getting high failure rates when attempting to meet Medicare's bar for reducing readmissions. The problem is endemic across the United States but somewhat better in the most populated state, California.
The federal government’s readmissions penalties on hospitals will reach a new high as Medicare withholds more than half a billion dollars in payments over the next year, records released Tuesday show.
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