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Medicare Cuts Payments To Nursing Homes Whose Patients Keep Ending Up In Hospital

Bonuses and penalties are also intended to discourage nursing homes from discharging patients too quickly.

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Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Verma, the businesswoman Trump selected to oversee Medicaid, the health care program for 74 million low-income Americans, has said the program is structurally flawed by policies that burden states and foster dependency among the poor. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Trump Relaxes Financial Penalties Against Nursing Homes

The shift in the Medicare program’s penalty protocols was requested by the nursing home industry.

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How BENES Act Would Help You Avoid Medicare Enrollment Penalties

For many Americans entering retirement, it comes as an unwelcome surprise: Medicare premiums become much more expensive if you do not sign up on time.

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