Falls as a Medicare No Pay

Hospitals receive no reimbursement from Medicare if a patient falls in the hospital. Falling is considered one of the 10 "no pay" events by Medicare. So if a patient is in the hospital for pneumonia, congestive heart failure and cellulitis of the leg and that patient climbs out of bed and falls...their care will not be reimbursed. Medicare believes falls are preventable and should "never


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