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The mission of Health Foundation of South Florida is to improve the health of people in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. By funding providers and supporting programs to promote health and prevent disease, we make measurable and sustainable differences in the health of individuals and families.

 

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Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals with high rates of infections or other medical complications. About 1,400 hospitals, including all in Maryland, are excluded from the program and Medicare did not assess their rates of patient harm.
 
Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals with high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm patients, known as "hospital-acquired conditions." Penalized hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent over the fiscal year that runs from October 2014 through September 2015. To determine penalties, Medicare evaluated three types of HACs. One is central-line associated bloodstream infections, or CLABSIs. The second is catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or CAUTIs. The final one, Serious Complications, is based on eight types of injuries, including blood clots, bed sores and falls. Here are the hospitals that are being penalized:
 
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
 
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
 
A selection of health policy stories from Alabama, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maryland, Missouri, Arizona, Oregon, Kansas, New Jersey and North Carolina.
 
Based on filings, Aetna's small business rates are "excessive and unreasonable" for plans taking effect Jan. 1, said state insurance commissioner David Jones.
 
Elsewhere, a lawsuit accuses Gilead of price gouging consumers in regard to its hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.