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AHA calls for changes in readmission penalty policy

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

An American Hospital Association report calls for the government to change the Affordable Care Act's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, stating "not all readmissions can or should be prevented." The AHA said the program creates frustration and confusion and its penalty formula for high readmissions fails to consider socioeconomic factors that affect rates. Healthcare Finance News (03/25)


Shorter STEMI hospital stays do not affect outcomes

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

Health systems go beyond medical care to help patients, reduce costs

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Implementing OIG recommendations could save billions, report says

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Survey: 97% of ED doctors order imaging to avoid lawsuits

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

CMS outlines how physicians can report on quality measures just once

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

CMS official links lower hospital, ED use to support for primary care

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

HHS releases draft rule for MU stage 3

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Obama outlines new health care cost containment initiative

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

Expert: Better HIT design can improve patient engagement

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015


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New statement recommends tPVR as less invasive option for RVOT dysfunction in CHD patients

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

Call For Applications: Editor-in-Chief of New JACC: Basic Translational Research Journal

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Unprecedented Progress Made Towards SGR Repeal

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Learn How Hospitals Are Reducing 30-Day RSMR

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Mar 19, 2015




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