WMC losing a portion of its Medicare funds

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Posted: October 3, 2012

The Winchester Star

Because of Medicare patient readmissions, Winchester Medical Center is to pay up to $150,000 in penalties. This will result from 0.01 percent being deducted from each Medicare inpatient reimbursement until October 2013. Pictured is the north tower at the center. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Winchester Medical Center will lose Medicare funding over the next year due to the number of its patients being readmitted to the hospital shortly after being discharged.

WMC will have…



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