Premier: Medicare overlooks many hospital complications when setting payments

A new analysis by Premier, Inc. concludes that the Medicare program has failed to track some of the costliest hospital complications. These complications include such issues as in-hospital heart attacks, acute kidney failure and sepsis--conditions that occur more frequently than other conditions Medicare uses to establish payment guidelines. Premier recommended that hospitals engage in deeper analysis regarding such complications and how they drive costs. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare



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