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Medicare fines 2,610 hospitals in 3rd round of readmission penalties

from Kaiser Health News

Medicare is fining a record number of hospitals — 2,610 — for having too many patients return within a month for additional treatments, federal records released show. Even though the nation's readmission rate is dropping, Medicare's average fines will be higher, with 39 hospitals receiving the largest penalty allowed, including the nation's oldest hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. more

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