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  • Hospitals to Lose U.S. Money Over Patient Readmissions

    By Jordan Rau KAISER HEALTH NEWS In the fall, the federal government will begin penalizing more than 2,000 hospitals, including dozens in the Philadelphia area, because too many of their patients are being readmitted within a month of being discharged. Together, these hospitals will forfeit about $280 million in Medicare funds over the next year […]

  • Hospitals for Poor May Struggle Further Under Health Care Reform

    By Randy Dotinga A new study finds that so-called “safety-net” hospitals that serve the poor do a worse job overall than other hospitals, a potentially big problem as health care reform boosts the number of people who have insurance and more choice about where they can go for care. Medicare used to give these hospitals […]