Half of U.S. Hospitals Face Medicare's Readmission Penalties

August 5, 2015 4:02 PM

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Overall, Medicare's punishments are slightly less severe than last year's; 2,592 hospitals are impacted.

Once again, the majority of the nation's hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having patients frequently return within a month of discharge – this time losing a combined $420 million, government records show.

Also read: Rural hospitals in upstate NY asked to repay federal money

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