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Managing post-acute care cost

Medicare’s move towards¬†bundling payment for acute and post-acute care means that hospitals have an incentive to carefully monitor care received after discharge. ¬†But what are the key drivers of post-acute care cost: hospital readmissions? use of any post-acute care? type of post-acute care used? A paper by Huckfeldt et al. (2016) examines Medicare claims data […]

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