Readmission penalties may hit safety nets hard

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Safety-net hospitals, which are often under greater financial pressure than other acute care facilities, also are more likely to receive monetary penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to a new study by the Commonwealth Fund. The study found that disproportionate share hospitals are 30 percent more likely to have higher-than-average readmission rates than other facilities. --Read the full story on FierceHealthFinance