Bob Herman Mar 15, 2017
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How a mistake at a tiny Massachusetts hospital disrupted Medicare payments nationally

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The so-called "Bay State boondoggle" is back. The hospital payment policy, based on a provision then-Sen. John Kerry slipped into Obamacare, makes Massachusetts hospitals look bad. And it's sure to create more in-fighting among hospitals — especially since it has continued to create a chain reaction that affected hospital payments around the country.