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hospital readmissions

83%

Projected share of Medicare patient stays in hospitals receiving either no readmission penalty, or penalties less than 1 percent of total Medicare payments.

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issues for 2015

One of the major policy following the Affordable Care Act's enactment in 2010 is the dramatic slowdown in Medicare's spending growth, with average spending per beneficiaries essentially flat. While this has improved Medicare's financial outlook somewhat, what happens next to Medicare spending and how policymakers respond will be an important issue for 2015.