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Medicare, Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $76.8 billion in 2017, American Hospital Association says

According to new data released by the American Hospital Association, Medicare and Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $ 76.8 billion in 2017. Medicare underpayments totaled $ 53.9 billion and Medicaid underpayments $ 22.9 billion for 2017. Meanwhile, in 2017, hospitals provided $ 38.4 billion in uncompensated care, the AHA said. THE IMPACT This means hospitals… Read More »

OIG: 46% of Medicare patients in LTC hospitals hit by adverse or harm events

Nearly half of Medicare patients in long-term care hospitals experienced adverse or temporary harm events during their stays. That’s among the findings of the HHS Office of Inspector General, which conducted a two-stage medical record review using physician reviewers to identify adverse events and temporary harm events in the sampled records. One in five Medicare… Read More »