The federal government’s effort to penalize hospitals for excessive patient readmissions is ending its first decade.
Six Connecticut hospitals are cited in 2021.
As apprehension about the pandemic intensifies, nearly three-quarters of Americans say they wear masks when they leave the house
Poll shows widespread concern about political pressure affecting the safety and efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine.
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.
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.
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.