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Hospitals have long complained that assessments of their readmission rates do not take into account the socioeconomic factors that can influence them, resulting in facilities serving the neediest patients taking a financial hit when they don’t meet national standards. That is about to change with the introduction of a law that allows hospitals to factor in that information when determining readmission rates.
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