Medicare will not cover preventable errors

08/19/2007 |

Medicare will not pay hospitals for the costs of treating "conditions that could reasonably have been prevented," such as bedsores, injuries caused by falls and catheter-related infections, Bush administration officials said. The agency also won't pay for "serious preventable events," including leaving an object in a patient during surgery or giving a patient incompatible blood.

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