Sucker punched?

Daly, Rich
June 2011
Modern Healthcare;6/20/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 25, p20
Trade Publication
The article discusses the impact of a series of penalties under U.S. federal healthcare with the purpose of improving the quality of patient care. It mentions that the use of these penalties is in the federal attempt to combat waste and fraud. However, it also cites some factors that could increase the negative impact on providers like losing percentage of the Medicare payments, repeats of uncoordinated approach followed by regulators implementing laws, and lengthy and expensive investigations for unintentional errors.


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