North Carolina Hospitals Face Medicare Penalities

Aug 18, 2015

Seventy-six (76) North Carolina hospitals face federal Medicare- penalties for having too many discharged patients re-admitted within a month for additional care.   In some cases the fines amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Rose Hoban is with North Carolina Health News.  She told  David Hurand  the penalties are part of the Affordable Care Act and while at a glance may appear to be bad news,  there is some good news in the numbers.