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Medicare Fines Record Number Of Hospitals For Excessive Readmissions
National Public Radio

Hospitals lately have been getting better at ensuring their patients don’t relapse shortly after they walk out the door. Nonetheless, Medicare this week began docking a record number of hospitals for having too many readmissions.

Over the next year, 2,610 hospitals will lose some of their payments for each Medicare patient they admit, Medicare records show. This is the third year the industry faces these penalties, which were created by the Affordable Care Act.

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