Healthcare

Has your hospital been penalized for high readmissions or patient infections?

Under the Affordable Care Act, government payments to hospitals are cut if they have high rates of readmissions or high numbers of infections and patient injuries.

For the readmission penalties, Medicare cuts as much as 3 percent for each patient.

The patient safety penalties cost hospitals 1 percent of Medicare payments over the federal fiscal year, which runs from October through September.

Take a look at the hospitals in your state.

https://khn.org/news/hospital-penalties/

Advertisements

What's your opinion on this post? Readers would like your point of view.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s