Medicare To Punish Hospitals For Readmissions

Medicare will fine hospitals nationwide a total of $227 million as a way to try and reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month. Interestingly, hospitals that treated a large pool of low-income patients were more likely to fall short and face penalties rather than hospitals will fewer low-income patients. Hospitals will bill for two stays instead of one if the patient is readmitted within a month and is costing Medicare $1 billion per year.

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