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.


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