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Medicare Patients at Financial Risk as More Hospitals Game System

Think You’ll Be Safe on Medicare? Many Americans on Medicare or nearing their age of eligibility (65) are operating on old assumptions that threaten to hit them in the pocketbook. A recent study of¬†hospital admitting practices by Brown University researchers published in Health Affairs (1)¬†documented a massive 34% increase from 2007 to 2009 in the […]

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