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MediCaring Blog: Protecting Hospitals That Improve Population Health

Stephen F. Jencks, M.D., M.P.H.

Republished with permission from: http://medicaring.org/2015/01/26/evaluation-flaws/ by Stephen F. Jencks, M.D., M.P.H. [Also see companion post by Joanne Lynn, M.D.] Issue. The Medicare Readmission Reduction Program (MRRP) encourages hospitals to reduce readmissions within 30 days of discharge by imposing substantial financial penalties on hospitals with more readmissions than would be expected if the same patients

MediCaring Blog: CMS CCTP Metrics Have Serious Flaws

Republished with permission from: http://medicaring.org/2015/01/26/evaluation-flaws/ by Joanne Lynn The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has quietly put out two evaluations of the readmissions work-- and both documents are remarkable for their failure to evaluate the programs fairly or to provide insights as to what works in what circumstances. The

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