Viewpoints: Revamp Medicare’s 3-Day Hospital Rule; Setting A Fair Price For Specialty Drugs

(Source – Kaiser Health News)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Worn-Out Rule: Medicare Should Rethink Its 3-Day Hospital Stay
Fifty years ago hospital stays were longer, patient outcomes weren’t as good and health care in general was riskier business. So why does Medicare cling to a rule from 1965 that requires people to stay in the hospital for three days as an inpatient before being transferred to a skilled nursing care facility? That’s the question being raised by a study that was published last week in the journal Health Affairs and led by Amal N. Trivedi, a professor at Brown University. (8/14) Read more…


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