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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Patient Injuries: Hospitals Most Likely To Be Penalized By Medicare

Compensability extends in most jurisdiction to injuries sustained in the course of medical treatment for work related injuries. Medicare through enforcement wants to reduce treatment injuries. Today's post was shared by Kaiser Health News and comes from

Medicare has identified 761 hospitals that are in line to be penalized for high rates of infections and complications this fall. Some of these hospitals may avoid the penalties in the fall after federal officials factor into their analysis an additional year of infections.

Below are the 175 hospitals that are most likely to be penalized because their preliminary scores are nine or above on a scale of 1 to 10. You can download the complete list of all hospitals here. You can also read the KHN story, KHN explanation of how the penalty program works, and look at the KHN analysis.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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