Now onwards, no medical centers can flaunt on basis of their highly paid doctors or the luxurious facilities they provide to patients or staff inside the premises. As announced by WABE, hospitals will be rated on the basis of patients that are forced to re-admit there; let it be any reason.
After concluding the data provided by Kaiser Health News, it has been revealed that out of 2,000 hospitals of the country, 40 Atlanta hospitals were there in the list, in which Medicare patients were found getting re-admitted. All of these hospitals will be penalized for this.
This legislation is a part of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) and it will apply from October onwards. The calculations made by WABE concluded that every year around $17.5 billion dollars is spent over Medicare readmissions. And therefore in order to save some part of this money, this ACA has been designed.
However, there could be any reason behind the coming back of a patient to a particular hospital. But for the ACA legislation, the reason would make no difference. The penalty would be charged at the rate of 1% of its total Medical reimbursement.
The ACA act has finally given rise to a debate among the people on both sides.
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