CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 2012
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(Irving, Texas: Anna Werner) A piece of the Affordable Care Act going into effect today that penalizes hospitals for excessive readmissions for patients recovering from heart failure, heart attacks or pneumonia examined; details given about how hospitals will forfeit Medicare reimbursements. [Patient Phil EKLOF- comments on the help he gets with follow-up care.] [Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Stephen LOVE- notes the challenge for hospitals that serve low-income populations.]
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