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Hospital Readmission Penalties – Debate Continues on Impact

Share this: writes: A closely watched experiment in health care has unfolded over the last few years: Financial incentives for hospitals to reduce readmissions. It was a feature of the Affordable Care Act, and researchers are now assessing its impacts. But even as data have arrived, an impassioned argument has broken out among experts — looking at the same numbers, they have reached different conclusions about whether the policy is making Americans healthier. And, underscoring that disagreement is a deeper one — about what kind of evidence is needed before a health policy is enacted on a national scale.

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