Medicare reduces coverage to YKHC for readmitted patients

by Trim Nick on December 11, 2012

The Yukon Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital is one of 4 hospitals in Alaska being penalized by the federal Medicare program for having too many readmissions per patient within a short period of time. This is an effort by Medicare to encourage higher quality treatment the first time around, such as making sure Medicare patients are clear on the follow-up care they need after a hospital admission.

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