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Shannon Barnet: 3 drawbacks of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

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  1. When determining penalties, readmissions that are unrelated to the initial hospitalization are included under the program
  2. The time periods used to calculate excess readmissions are dated
  3. Key sociodemographic factors that are outside of the hospital's control are not included in the program's risk adjustment.

Source: Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality, October 14, 2015
Source URL: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/3-drawbacks-of-...

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