Redesigning the Medicare Inpatient PPS to Reduce Payments to Hospitals with High Readmission Rates

Abstract

A redesign of the Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) that reduces payments to hospitals that have high-risk adjusted readmission rates is proposed. The redesigned IPPS uses a readmission performance standard from best practice hospitals to determine the risk-adjusted number of excess readmissions in a hospital and determines the payment… (More)

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