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Senate Committee Requests Investigation of Long-Term Care Hospitals
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A Senate panel is looking into allegations that some Medicare beneficiaries receiving care in long-term care hospitals “are being exposed to an unreasonable risk of harm.”

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Minority member Charles Grassley (R-IA) said Tuesday that they are asking the General Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate problems related to care and safety at the facilities that treat patients for an average of 25 days or more.