Armed With Bigger Fines, Medicare To Punish 2,225 Hospitals For Excess Readmissions

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jordan Rau reports: "Medicare will levy $227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government’s campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month, according to federal records released Friday" (Rau, 8/2). Read the story.

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