Financial Penalties Reduce Hospital Readmissions, Yale Study Finds

Data support Obamacare’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program

Readmission rates declined after the announcement of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), which penalizes hospitals for excess readmissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF), or pneumonia, according to a study from the Yale School of Medicine. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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