Too Good to Be True?

New analysis casts doubt on effectiveness of Medicare payment incentive program as a way to curb hospital readmissions Study suggests drop in readmission rates observed after program launch likely stemmed from a broader decline in admissions rather than as a result of the program
The findings highlight the need for implementing policies in ways that allow their impact to be distinguished from other changes in health care

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American Society of Anesthesiologists Offers Trump Administration Medical Expertise to Protect and Improve Medicare

ASA today offered it medical expertise to the Trump Administration as it works to improve Medicare beneficiaries’ access to physician care, implement transparency and market-based reforms, while reducing cost and regulatory burdens as provided in President Trump’s Executive Order.

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