To avoid readmission penalties, some hospitals delegate resources to programs designed to keep patients from re-entering their doors. But are hospitals that lack such resources being unduly punished? The New York Times explored the issue. For more on heart failure and acute MI readmissions, please read "Getting a Gauge on Readmission Penalties" in the September 2012 issue of Cardiovascular Business.
Readmission penalties: The good, bad and ugly