02/22/2013 12:11:00 PM EST
Managing Malpractice in Medicare’s Never-Never Land
Some things just aren't supposed to happen. In health care, they are referred to as "never events" and include hospital-acquired infections or injuries, medication errors and objects left inside patients during surgery. Yikes.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have actually codified some of these never events, listing specific preventable hospital-acquired conditions. Incidents that fall under this category won't be reimbursed by Medicare-the hospital or physician has to absorb the costs. ...
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