John Peter Smith

Health/Science
5:40 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Area Hospitals Must Keep In Touch With Patients To Avoid Penalties

Readmission rates are a concern for leaders at area hospitals as institutions could lose Medicare money if they don't make efforts to ensure patients stay well.
Tim Baker flickr

Some North Texas hospitals will lose Medicare money starting in October. They’re being penalized because certain elderly patients were readmitted to the hospital soon after being discharged.  

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