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How value-based pay can worsen patient outcomes Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 01 January 2018 16:40
 
In  a 12/28/17 KevinMD post, Matthew Hahn, MD states, "Results of a study released <in> JAMA Cardiology demonstrated that lower readmission rates among hospitalized heart failure patients, a key focus of recent Medicare value-based payment efforts, were associated with increased patient mortality. In other words, patients admitted to the hospital for heart failure are being re-admitted less frequently, but dying at higher numbers."
 
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