Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Policy Options to Sustain Medicare for the Future; Hospital Readmissions

This posting covers two reports

1) Kaiser Family Foundation: Policy Options to Sustain Medicare for the Future

this has many useful options considered, not all of which would I recommend.  Please let me know which options you support.

2) Commonwealth Fund:  University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: Reducing Readmissions Through Heart Failure Care Management

this report shows successful reductions in readmissions. 


  1. The Center for American Progress also has some ideas for "pain-free" cuts to Medicare ... outlined in this piece by Maggie Mahar.

    1. Steve, many thanks for your input. I value Cap's work and expect your recommendations to be useful. Please contact me at to discuss further.