Debbie Coluter, a certified nurses assistant, assists an elderly patient with Alzheimers Disease. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Medicare To Penalize 2,211 Hospitals For Excess Readmissions

More than 2,000 hospitals — including some nationally recognized ones — will be penalized by the government starting in October because many of their patients are readmitted soon after discharge, new records show. Together, these hospitals will forfeit about $280 million in Medicare funds over the next year as the government begins a wide-ranging push […]