The Wall Street Journal—June 27, 2011
In response to your June 20 editorial "The Accountable Care Fiasco":
Readmissions are far more costly than initial procedures and burden Medicare with many billions of dollars per year. Our hospital's exclusive focus on specialization in orthopedics and rheumatology, coupled with a strong institutional culture of excellence, enables us to achieve better results, create better value for our patients, and prosper even during challenging economic times. When all processes and people are focused on a specific set of priorities, an unmatchable level of expertise can be achieved.
Louis A. Shapiro
President and CEO
Hospital for Special Surgery
Read the Letter to the Editor at wsj.com.