Obamacare

Study: Hospitals Serving Poor Hit Hardest by ACA Medicare Reductions

Most hospitals will face Medicare reimbursement reductions for re-admitting some patients within 30 days of discharge under a new ObamaCare rule coming into effect

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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.

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