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Medicare to crack down on hospitals

‘Excess’ readmissions to result in fines

September 2, 2012
By William Kibler (bkibler@altoonamirror.com) , The Altoona Mirror

Starting in October, the federal government will penalize five area hospitals - among more than 2,000 nationally - for "excess" readmissions, in an effort to reduce Medicare costs, according to a list compiled by Kaiser Health News.

 
 
 

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