Readmission Penalties and Their Affect on Patient Care

As hospitals around the country deal with the newly instituted readmission penalties many are having to look at how they will handle providing the same level of care without some of the money they counted on in the past.

As hospitals around the country deal with the newly instituted readmission penalties many are having to look at how they will handle providing the same level of care without some of the money they counted on in the past.

Arshad Javed, MD, discussed the impact the penalties are having, particularly on the busier hospitals, during the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago.