Commencing Oct 1st, Medicare no longer pays hospitals for additional care resulting from “reasonably preventable” errors. The new regulations, which apply to a list of 10 errors, are expected to affect hundreds of thousands of the 12.5 million hospital stays for which Medicare pays annually, reports Kaiser Network. Hospitals also will be banned from charging patients directly for care related to medical errors.
Medicare Stops Paying for 10 Reasonably Preventable Medical Errors
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