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The hospital readmission penalty: How well is it working?

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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is an independent federal group comprised of 17 appointed members that advises the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. This statement outlines MedPAC concerns regarding disproportionate penalties under HRRP for those hospitals serving the poorest patients and details MedPAC's recommendation for improving the payment penalty formula.

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Citation: The hospital readmission penalty: How well is it working? MedPAC website. http://www.medpac.gov/blog/march-2015/march-2015/2015/03/24/the-hospital-readmission-penalty-how-well-is-it-working-. Published March 24, 2015. Accessed August 20, 2015.
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