Hospital-Acquired Injuries

Five-Star insights: Will those stars ever illuminate your path?

Five-Star insights: Will those stars ever illuminate your path?

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I recently asked a hospital discharge planner how she chooses which nursing home to discharge to. "Five-Star" was the reply. Was I surprised? Not at all. Once again, it demonstrates just how far this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services consumer initiative reaches.

CMS issues final rule on Medicaid payments for preventable injuries and illness

CMS issues final rule on Medicaid payments for preventable injuries and illness

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule Wednesday that will reduce or prohibit Medicaid payments to doctors, hospitals or other healthcare providers for services that resulted in preventable healthcare-acquired illness or injury.