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SCAN: Complicated Patients Keep Coming Back

Hospital will bear far more responsibility for departing patients' well-being. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Hospital will bear far more responsibility for departing patients' well-being. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Starting in October, a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) will cut Medicare payments for hospitals with high patient rehospitalization rates.

Hospitals may try to get rehospitalization rates down by doing more to manage the care of the most complicated Medicare enrollees: those with 5 or more chronic conditions.

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