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Part II | MedPAC’s Proposed “Reforms” Should Be Tested Before They’re Implemented: CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Is Exhibit A

By KIP SULLIVAN JD  The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), one of numerous pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes authorized by the Affordable Care Act, was sprung on the Medicare fee-for-service population on October 1, 2012 without being pre-tested and with no other evidence indicating what it is hospitals are supposed to do to reduce readmissions. Research on the… Read More »

US man literally coughs up part of his lung after being hospitalized with heart failure

A 36-year-old man literally coughed up a piece of his lung after being hospitalized with heart problems at a hospital in California. According to a case report from the New England Journal of Medicine published on Nov. 29, during a particularly violent coughing spell, the man coughed up his right bronchial tree – all intact.… Read More »