Hospitals Will Be Penalized by Medicare for Patients Readmitted
Medicare is currently undergoing its second round in the penalty
program. The campaign works toward reducing the numbers of patients readmitted
within a month and hospitals will have their reimbursements reduced for poor
performance. The majority of hospitals with high readmission rates serve
low-income patients. Kaiser
Health News discovered that 1,371 hospitals are receiving a lower
fine than before. Learn more in the Washington Post.