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Medicare Trims Payments to 800 Hospitals, Citing Patient Safety Incidents Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 04 March 2019 18:30
 
Jordan Rau reports for Kaiser Health News on 3/1/19:

Eight hundred hospitals will be paid less by Medicare this year because of high rates of infections and patient injuries, federal records show. The penalties pit hospitals against one another in a race to prevent the most infections, blood clots, cases of sepsis, bedsores, hip fractures and other complications. Each year, the quarter of general hospitals with the highest rates are punished, even if their records have improved from the previous year. The number is the highest since the federal government five years ago launched the Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) Reduction Program, created by the Affordable Care Act.
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2019 18:32
 


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