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Medicare fines over hospitals' readmitted patients

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    no mention in the article about how many more care providers will drop medicare because the costs exceed the reimbursments.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 10:29 a.m.

    Hopefully this will motivate hospitals to identify physicians that are the most common offenders. Fearing legal repercussions, some hospitals are reluctant to single out physician outliers. Tertiary care hospitals that deal with complex cases deserve special consideration.