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Hospitals rarely help patients find the best nursing home. When they do advise, hospitals sometimes push their own facilities.
Medicare will withhold an estimated $528 million in 2017 from more than 2,500 hospitals — including 225 in California — that have too many patients returning within 30 days.
Nine hospitals in California were among the 102 that did get the highest score.
Medicare offers star ratings of agencies’ quality and of patients’ perceptions, but often they don’t match up.
Intestine invader “C. diff” proves tough to kill.