Hospital Response to Attention and Financial Incentives for Preventing Readmissions

Researchers

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Joseph Doyle
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John Graves
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Jonathan Gruber

There has been much policy focus on reducing readmissions, however it is unclear what the hospital response to this will be. Preliminary data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that readmissions have declined significantly. We evaluate the extent that this represents real reductions versus misclassification