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Big gaps seen in hospital billing data

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Johns Hopkins researchers have found serious gaps in hospital billing data that are used for such important actions as calculating hospitals’ risk for ¬†high readmission rates, surgical complications and measuring the effects of health-policy changes.

The researchers wrote that, for example, there are “glaring flaws” because of ¬†underreporting of patients’ alcohol and tobacco use, weight and body mass.

Missing data can, of course, cause inaccurate risk adjustments, and thus unfair reimbursement.

 

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