This hospital epidemiology study used MEDPAR file data to compare surgical outcomes and Medicare expenditures at critical access vs non–critical access hosptials.
This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine’s 2016 Vital Directions initiative proposes core changes in health care culture and infrastructure that will be necessary before payment reforms can result in improved patient outcomes and at lower costs.
This Viewpoint discusses the evolution, implementation, and value of the Open Payment Program (Physician Payments Sunshine Act).
This Viewpoint discusses potential benefits to revising the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
In this Medical News & Perspectives interview, former CMS administrator Donald M. Berwick discusses recent changes and innovations in Medicare and Medicaid while considering the 50th anniversary of the law that created them.
To determine 30-day readmission rates and factors related to readmission for patients receiving postacute inpatient rehabilitation, Ottenbacher and coauthors conducted a retrospective cohort study among 736 536 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from inpatient rehabilitation facilities to the community.