Policy imposing penalties on hospitals readmitting COPD patients may impact health care for poor

November 3, 2014 2:05 PM

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Policy imposing penalties on hospitals readmitting COPD patients may impact health care for poor

Hospitals caring for the poor and those with chronic conditions will now be unfairly fined by a new Medicare policy for re-admissions they can’t control.(Photo : David M. Votroubek)

Hospitals caring for the poor and those with chronic conditions will now be unfairly fined by a new Medicare policy for re-admissions they can’t control.

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