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State governments compromise some long-term care ombudsmen: report

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Long-term care ombudsmen in some states are unable to effectively advocate for residents due to a lack of independence from government interests, according to a report published Monday.

Over 2,000 hospitals will be targeted for readmission penalties starting Oct. 1

Over 2,000 hospitals will be targeted for readmission penalties starting Oct. 1

In about six weeks, more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals will be subject to financial penalties for preventable readmissions, making their relationships with post-acute providers more important than ever.