Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services http://kcur.org en Truman Med Could Get Hit With Penalty Over Infection Rates http://kcur.org/post/truman-med-could-get-hit-penalty-over-infection-rates <p>Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill is <a href="http://http://kcur.org/post/hospitals-pay-big-fines-infections-avoidable-injuries">among 175 hospitals nationwide most likely to be penalized</a> with the loss of Medicare payments&nbsp;because of high rates of infection and other complications.</p><p>In April, the Centers for Medicare &amp; Medicaid Services calculated preliminary “hospital-acquired condition” scores from 1 to 10, with one being best and 10 being worst.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:43:58 +0000 Dan Margolies 57783 at http://kcur.org Truman Med Could Get Hit With Penalty Over Infection Rates Data Show Vast Disparities In Kansas City Area Hospital Charges http://kcur.org/post/data-show-vast-disparities-kansas-city-area-hospital-charges <p>Considering a major joint replacement?</p><p>If you check into the University of Kansas Hospital, you might be charged more than $115,000. But if you go to Olathe Medical Center just 22 miles down the road, you’re apt to be billed just over $50,000.</p><p>Coping with renal failure? At Truman Medical Center, the bill is likely to add up to more than $14,000. But at Research Medical Center, a mere six miles distant, it’s more likely to come to $48,000.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:38:27 +0000 Dan Margolies 56822 at http://kcur.org Data Show Vast Disparities In Kansas City Area Hospital Charges Looking For A Doc? Local Group Compiles Physician Data http://kcur.org/post/looking-doc-local-group-compiles-physician-data <p>Kansas City will soon know more about the quality of primary care in the region.</p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:24:42 +0000 Elana Gordon 29406 at http://kcur.org Looking For A Doc? Local Group Compiles Physician Data