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Barton among hospitals facing Medicare cut for adverse patient events

Barton Memorial Hospital is among 10 California hospitals and 761 hospitals nationwide potentially facing lower Medicare reimbursements this fall because of their adverse patient-complication rates. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services analyzed health care data and released a preliminary assessment of hospitals that might face 1 percent cuts in Medicare reimbursements through the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program. The federal agency did not respond to requests for comment. One quarter of the country’s hospital are on the list, which will be finalized later this year with penalties starting in October, according to the Advisory Board Company, a health care research and consulting firm in Washington, D.C...Read More


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