FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): 758 hospitals will lose a little federal funding next year because they reported more hospital-acquired conditions than other hospitals, and four of them are in Northeast Indiana.
Hospital-acquired conditions are problems that happen during a patient's stay at a hospital, ranging from bedsores to blood clots. The Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program was established with the passing of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
This year's cuts as a result of the program will save the federal government $364 million, according to Medicare estimates. It's not known what the local hospitals will lose.