Mandates in ACA Gives More Money to Safer Hospitals

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A picture of a hospitalHospitals across the nation are getting creative when it comes to meeting tough new mandates in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to improve care and increase patient satisfaction, and they are getting paid more as a result.

Under the ACA, the federal government gives money to hospitals that deliver better care, rather just paying them for procedures covered by Medicare or Medicaid. The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program aims to increase quality care and shrink the number of patients who die from mistakes.

Every year, 210,000 to 440,000 people die from avoidable hospital mistakes, according to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Patient Safety. If you feel that you have been subject to medical malpractice, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation. Also, feel free to visit our Facebook page for more information.

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