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JAMA findings suggest 'unintended harm' from Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

Dive Brief: New evidence links CMS’ Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program to unintended harm in some patients, a JAMA editorial suggests.  Researchers analyzed 8.3 million hospitalizations of Medicare enrollees for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction and pneumonia over four periods from April 2005 through March 2015. Thirty-day post-discharge mortality for heart failure patients rose following announcement… Read More »

Part II | MedPAC’s Proposed “Reforms” Should Be Tested Before They’re Implemented: CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Is Exhibit A

By KIP SULLIVAN JD  The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), one of numerous pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes authorized by the Affordable Care Act, was sprung on the Medicare fee-for-service population on October 1, 2012 without being pre-tested and with no other evidence indicating what it is hospitals are supposed to do to reduce readmissions. Research on the… Read More »

Is there a program as Opioid Anonymous?

The most nicely-known and experienced twelve-action teams that aim to help folks who undergo from illicit, psychoactive substances are Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotic Nameless, Cocaine Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous, Cannabis Nameless, Nicotine Nameless, and Crystal Meth Nameless. The packages of each group are patterned to the advice methods of Alcoholics Nameless. These twelve-step groups are intended to… Read More »