Posted by: checblog | November 8, 2011

Medicare to Grade Hospitals on Patient Satisfaction

The New York Times recently reported that Medicare would begin evaluating patient satisfaction levels to determine which hospitals receive funding.

This decision comes from a mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Many people feel that the implications of this policy need to be discussed. While the intentions are sound– reward the hospitals that provide the best care– could it result in overlooking the hospitals that desperately need better funding? Or the hospitals that are unable to provide adequate care due to staff or supply shortages?

How do you think this could effect your local hospitals?

You can read the original article here.

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