Bad medicine: Feds, insurers refusing to pay for medical errors

Shepherd, Leah Carlson
November 2007
Employee Benefit News;Nov2007, Vol. 21 Issue 14, p53
The article focuses on the refusal of some insurers and the federal government to pay for treatments related to serious medical errors. A new ban on payments for treatment of preventable conditions acquired at a hospital was announced by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). A letter was sent by Michael Maves, executive vice president of the American Medical Association, to the CMS objecting to the new provision. Jill Berger, chair of the Leapfrog Group, suggests to hospitals to have protocols to prevent infections.


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