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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General will intensify its push to reform healthcare delivery,  improve alternative care models and value-based purchasing; the emphasis will be on  cutting care costs and averting duplicate payments.

  • “Developing an estimate for national rates of adverse and temporary harm events involving Medicare patients receiving post-acute care at rehabilitation centers.
  • “Developing similar estimates of harm events in long-term care hospitals as well as contributing factors and associated costs.
  • “Assessing hospitals’ readiness for high-risk infectious diseases, in keeping with its previous analysis of threats such as pandemics and national disaster preparedness.”


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