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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 »

Exercise & Motivation, Part 3: Keeping it Going

Free Website Content » Health » Fitness Articles By: Tanja Gardner Note: This is Part 3 of a 4-part article series. You can find Parts 1 and 2 at optimumlife.co.nz/Fitness_Articles.htm THE NEXT STAGE: ACTIONThe next stage of Prochaska’s Transtheoretical model – ‘Action’ – kicks in once you’ve started taking (you guessed it) action. If you’re… Read More »