Hospitals Leery of Medicare Rule on Avoidable Errors
NPR's "All Things Considered" on Wednesday reported on reaction to a new CMS rule under which Medicare no longer will reimburse hospitals for treatment of preventable errors, injuries and infections.
The segment includes comments from:
- Herb Kuhn, acting CMS deputy commissioner;
- Nancy Foster, senior associate director of health policy for the American Hospital Association; and
- Lucian Leape, adjunct professor of health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health (Rovner, "All Things Considered," NPR, 8/22).
A partial transcript and full audio of the segment are available online. This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.