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IPPS Proposed Rules Clarify Readmissions Penalties

The proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules outline a final methodology to calculate penalties for hospitals with high rates of 30-day readmissions and promise to boost Medicare payments to eligible acute care hospitals.

1 comments on "IPPS Proposed Rules Clarify Readmissions Penalties"
Kelly (4/27/2012 at 10:19 AM)

This keeps getting ludicrous. This boils down to not wanting to pay ANYTHING for patients being admitted to the hospital. They keep finding ways to withhold more and more money from hospitals. I work at a community hospital (that is one of the best) and receives award after award. We are still penalized. I can't imagine how other hospitals that are not as good are faring. Hospitals are going to start closing because of all the things being put in place. It's impossible. Then, where are people going to go.