High-cost Medicare hospitals identified

The News Tribune, May 10, 2012

The government has identified hundreds of hospitals whose Medicare patients are incurring especially high bills, a first step toward using bonuses and penalties to encourage more efficient health care nationwide. The new Medicare figures show wide variance among hospitals around the country, even ones just a few miles apart. Medicare believes that identifying these discrepancies will help the government clamp down on excess medical care.
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