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Obama sees savings in hospital readmission payments

Wall Street Journal Health Blog, August 12, 2009

President Obama touched on hospital readmissions at a healthcare town meeting, saying "too often we're not seeing the best practices in some of these hospitals to prevent people from being readmitted. That costs a lot of money. So those are the kinds of changes we’re talking about." Some federal healthcare bills aim to change that by providing lower Medicare payments for hospitals with high risk-adjusted readmission rates, notes the Wall Street Journal Health Blog.