Tag: readmissions

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Medicare Fines Half of Hospitals for Readmitting Too Many Patients

November 2, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Nearly half the nation’s hospitals, many of which are still wrestling with the financial fallout of the unexpected coronavirus, will get lower payments for all Medicare patients because of their history of readmitting patients, federal records show. The penalties are […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Medicare Eases Readmission Penalties Against Safety-Net Hospitals

September 26, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

On orders from Congress, Medicare is easing up on its annual readmission penalties on hundreds of hospitals serving the most low-income residents, records released last week show. Since 2012, Medicare has punished hospitals for having too many patients end up […]

Emergency Services, Health & Insurance

Medicare’s Readmission Penalties Hit New High

August 3, 2016

Via: Kaiser Health News

The federal government’s penalties on hospitals will reach a new high as Medicare withholds more than half a billion dollars in payments over the next year, records released Tuesday show. The government will punish more than half of the nation’s […]