Early Test Of An Obamacare Experiment Posts Little Progress

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Close up of doctor writing on a medical chart with patient lying in a hospital bed in the background.

Close up of doctor writing on a medical chart with patient lying in a hospital bed in the background.

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Obama administration officials have warned that ambitious experiments run by the health law’s $10 billion innovation lab wouldn’t always be successful. Now there is evidence their caution was well placed.

Only a small minority of community groups getting federal reimbursement to reduce expensive hospital readmissions produced significant results compared with sites that weren’t part of the $300 million program, according to partial, early results.

The closely watched program is one of many efforts to control costs and improve care being run by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/01/14/377192626/early-test-of-an-obamacare-experiment-posts-little-progress?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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