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ObamaCare: A penalty for Hospitals who have ""excess readmissions."

http://docs.house.gov/edlabor/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf

P. 280

So, where is the clarification on who determines which patient readmissions are reasonable and which are excessive? Federal bureaucrats?

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 8:12 AM on Aug. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • penalty for hospitals that are adjudged to have "excess readmissions."

    Yes, the hospital should have a penalty. When was the last time you were in a hospital?
    People are being discharged way too early due to INSURANCE COMPANY decisions.
    People should be discharge when medically able.
    When people are discharged too early within days, they are back in the ER. The process starts all over and cost MORE!!!!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:29 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • People are being discharged way too early due to INSURANCE COMPANY decisions. People should be discharge when medically able


    Anon, where does this bill state that they won't discharge early, even AFTER the bill is enacted? I understand your frustration, but you are ASSUMING the Federal Government is looking out for you.  Where is it WRITTEN?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:31 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • This gives incentives for hospitals to not kick out patients too soon. Like they do to alot of women that just had a baby!
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:02 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • sweet-a-kins, please show me in the bill where it SPECIFICALLY says this is the reason. Thanks.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:14 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • REDUCING POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE HOS4 PITAL READMISSIONS. 5 (a) HOSPITALS.


    — in order 16 to account for excess readmissions in the hospital, 292 1 ‘‘(v) Developing a quality improve2 ment plan to assess and remedy prevent3 able readmission rates.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:32 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Your quote states NOTHING specific on "an incentive for hospitals to not kick out patients too soon"... That is merely your interpretation of what you WANT to believe. The truth is, it is left WIDE open for bureaucrats to determine and define the parameters.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:35 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • OP are you saying bureaucrats don't determine the parameters now ?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Your quote states NOTHING specific on "an incentive for hospitals to not kick out patients too soon"... That is merely your interpretation of what you WANT to believe. The truth is, it is left WIDE open for bureaucrats to determine and define the parameters.


    What is YOUR interpretation? If it says in the TITLE they are trying to PREVENT HOSPITAL READMISSIONS....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:39 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • and PS, what is your view on Insurnace KICKING PATIENTS OUT TOO SOON?
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:39 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • What is YOUR interpretation? If it says in the TITLE they are trying to PREVENT HOSPITAL READMISSIONS


    My interpretation is that bureaucrats are given the ability to essentally pick and choose what is excessive and what is not. There are NO specific defined paramerters to LIMIT their control in the decision making process.  Are you ok with that?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:41 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

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