Leverage: Preventable readmissions and a recent OIG advisory opinion

Medicare's excess readmission penalty policy (up to a 1% ding in IPPS Medicare payments to hospitals that have excess readmissions for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia in FFY 2013, going up to 2% in 2014 — and adding in measures for hip and knee replacements and acute episodes of COPD patients — and […]