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Muhlenberg one of 800 hospitals docked 1% on Medicare reimbursements

Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital is one of 800 hospitals nationwide this fiscal year that will receive lower Medicare reimbursements as part of a federal pay-for-performance program that ties avoidable inpatient complications, such as post-operative blood clots, falls and infections, to federal payments. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services penalizes hospitals that rank in the bottom 25% for certain quality measures. Those facilities are docked 1% on inpatient payments as an incentive to improve.

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