USA Today’s fact-checker admitted that hospitals are getting paid more if they list their patients as having the Chinese Coronavirus.
Hospitals get paid more if patients listed as COVID-19, on ventilators https://t.co/no0GXwkqpt
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 27, 2020
We rate the claim that hospitals get paid more if patients are listed as COVID-19 and on ventilators as TRUE.
Hospitals and doctors do get paid more for Medicare patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or if it’s considered presumed they have COVID-19 absent a laboratory-confirmed test, and three times more if the patients are placed on a ventilator to cover the cost of care and loss of business resulting from a shift in focus to treat COVID-19 cases.
This higher allocation of funds has been made possible under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act through a Medicare 20% add-on to its regular payment for COVID-19 patients, as verified by USA TODAY through the American Hospital Association Special Bulletin on the topic.
This brings all the numbers into question. There is no question that with an incentive structure like this that more people will be listed as having the Chinese Coronavirus.
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