A more realistic approach to achieving accountable care
Hospitals that are already struggling financially to stay afloat face significant challenges in the coming months and years under some of the provisions of Obamacare.
Under the Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, hospitals that readmit certain patients within 30 days of discharge could face significant penalties.
The question is whether hospitals really have that much control over factors leading to readmission and whether they are really at fault.
Some readmissions are …