The federal government’s effort to penalize hospitals for excessive patient readmissions is ending its first decade.
Jordan Rau | Kaiser Health News
Medicare cuts payment to 774 hospitals over patient complications
Six Connecticut hospitals are cited in 2021.
More Americans — of all political persuasions — are wearing masks
As apprehension about the pandemic intensifies, nearly three-quarters of Americans say they wear masks when they leave the house
Most adults wary of taking any vaccine approved before the election
Poll shows widespread concern about political pressure affecting the safety and efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine.
Half Connecticut’s hospitals hit with Medicare safety penalties
As the federal government penalizes 751 hospitals for having too many infections and patient injuries, some states — like Connecticut — are feeling the cuts in Medicare payments more than others.
Under Trump, hospitals face same penalties embraced by Obama
Amid all the turbulence over the future of the Affordable Care Act, one facet continues unchanged: President Donald Trump’s administration is penalizing more than half the nation’s hospitals for having too many patients return within a month.
Frustration runs deep for exchange customers forced to change plans
Switching doctors and hospitals has become a recurring scramble nationwide as consumers on the individual market find it difficult or impossible to stay on their same plans amid rising premiums and a revolving door of carriers willing to sell policies.