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Fri August 26, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, August 26, 2011

Barnes-Jewish Hospital faces up to a 3 percent reduction in Medicare payments for higher-than-average readmission rates.
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Barnes-Jewish could lose millions in Medicare payments

One of Missouri's largest hospitals could face a cut in Medicare payments because too many Medicare patients are being readmitted soon after discharge.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch  reports that Barnes-Jewish is one of just three hospitals in the country to perform worse than the national average in readmissions within 30 days for heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, for each of the last three years.

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