publication . Article . 2013

Many southwest hosptials will receive decreased CMS reimbursement

Robbins RA;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2013 Journal: Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care (issn: 2160-6773, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Arizona Thoracic Society
Abstract
No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. More hospitals are receiving penalties than bonuses in the second year of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) quality incentive program, and the average penalty is steeper than last year according to a report from Jordan Rau in Kaiser Health News (1). Southwest hospitals reflect that trend with New Mexico and Arizona exceeding the US average both in percentage of hospitals receiving penalties and the average size of the penalty (Table 1). Colorado approximated the national averages (Table 1). Most hospitals are gaining or losing <0.2% but in some instances the penalties are substantial. Gal...
Subjects
free text keywords: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, reimbursement, hospital, safety-net hospitals, General works, R5-130.5, Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid, RC86-88.9
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