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Blue Cross: No pay for medical errors

Posted on Apr 8, 2009 in Health & Wellness

By Alan M. Wolf (Raleigh) News & Observer Posted: Wednesday, Apr. 08, 2009 Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state’s largest health insurer, will no longer pay hospitals for problems caused by preventable medical errors, under a new policy announced Tuesday.The policy is designed to improve patient safety and reduce medical mistakes. The details were developed by Blue Cross with the N.C. Hospital Association, which has 130 members across the state. “It goes to the old saying, ‘What gets counted gets improved,’ ” said Don Dalton, a spokesman with the N.C....

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