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18 Ct Hospitals Penalized For High Infection Rates

December 27, 2015
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18 Ct Hospitals Penalized For High Infection Rates

By Lisa Chedekel Eighteen Connecticut hospitals will lose 1 percent of their Medicare payments in 2016 as a penalty for comparatively high rates of avoidable infections and other complications, such as pressure sores and post-operative blood clots, according to new federal data. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this month that...

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Fewer Errors Reported By Connecticut Hospitals, But Concerns Remain

October 29, 2015
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Fewer Errors Reported By Connecticut Hospitals, But Concerns Remain

By: Lisa Chedekel Connecticut hospitals reported fewer numbers of patients killed or seriously injured by falls or perforations during surgery or suffering from severe pressure ulcers in 2014 than in 2013, but the incidence of such “adverse events” still remains higher than in 2012, a new state report shows. The report by the Department...

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More Than 90 Percent Of CT Hospitals Face Readmissions Penalties

August 26, 2015
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More Than 90 Percent Of CT Hospitals Face Readmissions Penalties

By: Lisa Chedekel All but one of Connecticut’s acute-care hospitals will lose Medicare reimbursement in 2015-16 as a penalty for high readmissions of discharged patients, new federal data show. The penalties against 28 hospitals mean Connecticut has one of the highest percentages nationally – more than 90 percent — of hospitals facing Medicare reductions....

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Efforts Underway To Increase Access To Hospital Infections Data

March 27, 2015
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Efforts Underway To Increase Access To Hospital Infections Data

 By: Lisa Chedekel A state lawmaker who is pushing public health and hospital officials to make data on hospital infection rates available to consumers, in the wake of a C-HIT story, says he is “encouraged” by a new website on hospital quality launched by the Department of Public Health (DPH) Office of Health Care...

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