To stay fiscally healthy, state’s hospitals want fewer patients

It’s crazy to think that hospital will be able to survive under these reforms. When shorter hospital stays for the sickest patients, (because these are the only ones aloud to be admitted) cause patients to return to the hospital these hospitals will not get paid. When they all fail what will we do?

The Persistent Patriots

Healthcare reforms will mandate more treatment in doctors’ offices and clinics. The changes take effect in 2014, but some California institutions are trying to get an early start. By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times/March 4, 2012, 5:15 p.m.

 Emergency room physician Philip Schwarzman, left, examines patient John O’Brien at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. To survive the unprecedented challenges coming with federal healthcare reform, California hospitals are upending their bedrock financial model: They are trying to keep some patients out of their beds. (Katie Falkenberg, For The Times / February 23, 2012)
To survive the unprecedented challenges coming with federal healthcare reform, California hospitals are upending their bedrock financial model: They are trying to keep some patients out of their beds.  More…

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