Acute Myocardial Infarction

CMS needs to re-evaluate heart attack payment structure, AHA argues

CMS needs to re-evaluate heart attack payment structure, AHA argues

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should exclude certain patients, including those in hospice and or with end-stage renal disease, when evaluating the payment structure for heart attacks, the American Hospital Association proposed in a letter Tuesday.

Hospital-based efforts to prevent readmissions for heart conditions found to be lacking, research finds

Hospital-based efforts to prevent readmissions for heart conditions found to be lacking, research finds

Comprehensive plans to prevent hospital readmissions for heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in U.S. hospitals are spotty at best, new research suggests.