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Readmissions bleed cash from 11 SD hospitals
San Diego Union-Tribune

Eleven local hospitals will be hit with reduced Medicare payments starting in October because too many of their patients were readmitted within 30 days of discharge, according to new data from the federal government.

They are among roughly 2,600 facilities across the country that will see their Medicare reimbursement rates drop by as much as 3 percent for that controversial reason. Nationwide, 37 hospitals received the maximum penalty; none of them were in San Diego County.