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Medicare Penalizes 721 U.S. Hospitals For Preventable Mistakes

Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals with high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm patients, known as “hospital-acquired conditions.” Penalized hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent over the fiscal year that runs from October 2014 through September 2015. To determine penalties, Medicare evaluated three types of HACs. One is central-line associated bloodstream infections, or CLABSIs. The second is catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or CAUTIs. The final one, Serious Complications, is based on eight types of injuries, including blood clots, bed sores and falls.

Here are the hospitals in Wisconsin that are being penalized:

Hospital                                                                                        City                  

Appleton Medical Ctr                                                                   Appleton           

Aspirus Wausau Hospital                                                            Wausau           

Aurora Medical Center Kenosha                                                 Kenosha           

Holy Family Memorial                                                                  Manitowoc       

Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire Hospital                        Eau Claire        

Mercy Medical Ctr Of Oshkosh                                                     Oshkosh          

Meriter Hospital                                                                             Madison           

Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital                                      Franklin            

Mile Bluff Medical Center                                                             Mauston          

St Joseph’s Hospital                                                                       Marshfield        

St Marys Janesville Hospital                                                         Janesville         

St Michael’s Hospital                                                                     Stevens Point   

St Vincent Hospital                                                                        Green Bay       

University Of WIHospitals & Clinics Authority                          Madison            

Watertown Memorial Hospital                                                     Watertown      

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints                                 Racine              

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St Francis                                 Milwaukee        

Wheaton Franciscan St Joseph                                                      Milwaukee        

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