2 dozen Minnesota hospitals penalized for readmission rates

Readmitting patients too soon after discharge is going to cost two dozen Minnesota hospitals. The hospitals will have to forfeit a small percentage of their Medicare funding -- a result of the new federal health care law, which considers readmissions as a sign the hospital could do a better job at coordinating and following up on patient care.
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Readmitting patients too soon after discharge is going to cost two dozen Minnesota hospitals. The hospitals will have to forfeit a small percentage of their Medicare funding -- a result of the new federal health care law, which considers readmissions as a sign the hospital could do a better job at coordinating and following up on patient care.

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