TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Shepherd, Leah Carlson
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Nov2007, Vol. 21 Issue 14, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
27496947

 

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