January 23rd, 2012

Medicare shortchanges hospitals on stroke therapy

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Treating stroke patients with clot-busting drugs costs U.S. hospitals substantially more than Medicare pays, a new study finds…."Some people had said hospitals might make it up with reimbursements for patients who get IV thrombolysis," said senior researcher Dr. Harry J. Cloft, referring to the clot-busting drug treatment. But based on these latest findings, that's not the case, said Cloft, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Reuters, by Amy Norton, 1/15/2012

Tags: Mayo Clinic Rochester, Research

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