CMS incorrectly penalizes hospitals in readmissions program, study finds

Modern Healthcare: CMS' long-standing Hospital Readmission Reduction Program incorrectly penalizes hospitals or overlooks hospitals that should receive a penalty, according to a new study.

The findings, published Wednesday in JAMA Cardiology, are the latest to uncover flaws in the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, which has been heavily criticized by hospitals and quality researchers since its inception in 2012 under the Affordable Care Act.

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