Readmission rates low at Augusta Health

October 5, 2014 1:40 PM

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Readmission rates low at Augusta Health

Many Virginia hospitals will be paid less in 2015 for having too many patients readmitted after they were sent home the first time. That's the word from the nation's number one payer of hospital bills, Medicare, which is fining 2,610 hospitals across the country, according to records released Wednesday.

Augusta Health is one of just five Virginia hospitals with readmission rates low enough to avoid the rate penalty, the toughest since the Affordable Care Act launched an open season on hospital errors and inefficiencies in 2010.

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