Medicare to punish 24 state hospitals for high readmissions

Twenty-four of Connecticut’s 31 hospitals will face Medicare penalties in the fiscal year starting in October, in the second round of the federal government’s push to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month of discharge, new data shows.

None of the state’s hospitals will lose the maximum amount possible – 2 percent of every Medicare payment for a patient stay — which is double this year’s penalty. But three will lose more than 1 percent. 

Read the full story here at the Connecticut Health Investigative Team website.

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