And the insurers will not pay as well....again the question in some areas, what is preventable..some are obvious but there's an areas of gray here with even some of the CMS regulations as well...each case I believe is truly it's own...BD  

Washington state health care providers no longer will charge for preventable hospital errors under a resolution announced on Tuesday by Gov. Christine Gregoire (D) and officials of several state health care associations, the Seattle Times reports.  The resolution is voluntary, but leaders of the associations say they expect hospitals, physicians and surgery centers around the state to comply. In addition, Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association this month announced an agreement to stop payments to hospitals for treatment that results from serious medical errors (Ostrom, Seattle Times, 1/29).

Washington State Health Care Associations Announce Resolution To Stop Charges For Preventable Medical Errors


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