Smerd, Jeremy
February 2008
Workforce Management;2/4/2008, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p4
The article reports that private insurance companies are looking for ways to stop paying hospitals for preventable medical errors. This follows the decision of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to stop reimbursing hospitals for the added cost of care to treat eight conditions that are considered among the most common and most preventable medical errors. Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna and WellPoint plan to follow the CMS. This concerted effort pressures hospitals to improve the quality of the care they deliver.


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