hospital readmissions en Area Hospitals Penalized for Readmissions <p></p><p><strong><a href="">The Texas Tribune</a></strong> recently reported the federal government is working to pay for better performance, and penalizing hospitals that have the highest rates of Medicare patients who are readmitted within 30 days of receiving treatment for heart failure, heart attacks, or pneumonia.&nbsp; As part of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals can be penalized up to 1% of Medicare payment rates for all procedures this year, and up to 2% next.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 20521 at Area Hospitals Penalized for Readmissions