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Aiming for Fewer Hospital U-turns: The Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program

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This brief outlines the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) in detail, identifies trends in overall readmissions as well as those for the conditions under closest scrutiny, discusses patient use of hospitals receiving Medicare payments and details ongoing policy issues.

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Citation: Boccuti C, Cassilas G.Aiming for Fewer Hospital U-turns: The Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation website. http://kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/aiming-for-fewer-hospital-u-turns-the-medicare-hospital-readmission-reduction-program/. Published January 29, 2015. Accessed September 28, 2016.
HRRP public policy readmission

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