Medicare will reduce reimbursements for 2,610 hospitals in fiscal year 2015, and 39 of those hospitals face the maximum penalty, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of federal data.
The payment reductions are part of the third phase of the Hospital Readmissions Reductions Program (HRRP), which was launched in October 2012 to rein in costs by curbing hospital readmission rates.View the full article.
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Tana Phelps is senior interactive marketing specialist at CQuence Health Group in Omaha, Neb. Passionate about health care, her marketing experience includes work in diagnostic imaging, concierge medicine, telehealth and cardiology. Tana is a published author, most recently featured in Midwest Medical Edition magazine. She is a member of Nebraska Healthcare Marketers and Public Relations Society of America, and studied journalism, marketing and advertising at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.