Sunday, May 15, 2011

We pay hospitals more if they injure patients

Hospitals to get cash boost for better care
Apr 29, 2011

Hospitals that improve medical care for elderly patients, and reduce deadly errors, will get millions of dollars under an incentive program launched on Friday that aims to cut overall Medicare costs.

The government healthcare program for seniors spent about $4.4 billion in 2009 to care for patients who were harmed in the hospital, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...

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