Which Central Texas hospitals are being penalized for readmission rates?

by: Abigail Jones Posted: Nov 29, 2022 / 03:06 PM CST Updated: Nov 29, 2022 / 03:10 PM CST AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some Austin-area hospitals are facing fi...

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by: Abigail Jones Posted: Nov 29, 2022 / 03:06 PM CST Updated: Nov 29, 2022 / 03:10 PM CST AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some Austin-area hospitals are facing fines for their readmission rates in an annual punishment program that was enacted in 2012 as part of Medicare's hospital payment program. It's called the Hospital Readmission Reduction act, which was created by the Affordable Care Act. According to Kaiser Health News (KHN), it evaluates the frequency that Medicare patients at most hospitals return within 30 days and lowers future payments to hospitals that had higher than expected return rates.

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