Evacuated hospitals during Irene in reimbursement mess

Hurricane Irene's wrath didn't cause only evacuations and floods, it's also causing a mess of paperwork and reimbursement issues, reports Crain's New York Business. By order of the New York mayor, patients were transferred to other facilities during the storm. However, all their care needs to be accounted for. The New York Department of Health currently is examining possible reimbursement models, checked against federal guidelines in place at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Article

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