- Associated Press - Sunday, December 13, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Medicare reimbursement payments to 13 Oklahoma hospitals were cut 1 percent this federal fiscal year because they ranked poorly in preventing certain hospital-acquired infections and other medical complications.

The Oklahoman newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/1NXH0YD ) that the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa and Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital were among the hospitals whose Medicare reimbursement rates were trimmed 1 percent as of Oct. 1.

There are 758 hospitals nationwide that were handed a 1 percent Medicare reimbursement rate cut after they ranked among the bottom 25 percent of hospitals in preventing patients from acquiring infections and other medical complications while hospitalized.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com



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