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Part II | MedPAC’s Proposed “Reforms” Should Be Tested Before They’re Implemented: CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Is Exhibit A

By KIP SULLIVAN JD  The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), one of numerous pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes authorized by the Affordable Care Act, was sprung on the Medicare fee-for-service population on October 1, 2012 without being pre-tested and with no other evidence indicating what it is hospitals are supposed to do to reduce readmissions. Research on the… Read More »

HHS to pursue Medicare payment reforms that past Republicans spurned

The Trump administration will pursue more experiments to reshape how it pays for healthcare services through Medicare, even though Republicans in Congress pushed back on making similar experiments mandatory during the Obama era. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said during a speech in Washington Thursday that the department is going to expand some… Read More »