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Hospitals making money with `nursing homes'

ATLANTA -Half-empty hospitals struggling to make money while Medicare, Medicaid and private HMOs cut their payment rates are transforming vacant wings and floors into "nursing homes." The practice is throwing deep-pocketed hospital chains into conflict with the nursing home industry and with Medicare regulators - who say hospitals may be double-dipping by charging twice for the same patient.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/13/met_211269.shtml
Metro
Hospitals making money with `nursing homes'

ATLANTA -Half-empty hospitals struggling to make money while Medicare, Medicaid and private HMOs cut their payment rates are transforming vacant wings and floors into "nursing homes." The practice is throwing deep-pocketed hospital chains into conflict with the nursing home industry and with Medicare regulators - who say hospitals may be double-dipping by charging twice for the same patient.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/13/met_211270.shtml
Metro
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