A doctor consult talks with a patient at a hospital. (Photo by Medill DC via Flikr)

Safety Net Hospitals Could Lose Money In Medicare Changes, Study Warns

When Medicare begins adjusting hospital payments in October based on quality, one of the primary metrics will be patient experience ratings that cover everything from the communication skills of doctors and nurses to their promptness in responding to complaints about pain. A new study finds that this change may add to the financial troubles of safety net […]