Beginning in October, the federal Medicare program will withhold some money from nearly every hospital in New Jersey because too many elderly patients have to return within a month of being discharged, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Health News.
A total of 62 hospitals and hospital networks in the state will forfeit an average 0.67 percent on every reimbursement — the highest loss among any other state in the nation, according to Kaiser’s analysis based on information from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Source: Kaiser Health News. Read full article. (link)